• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Yanyan Wang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course, with  Modern Chinese 6, is designed to enable students to reach advanced levels of competence in reading, speaking and writing Standard Modern Chinese. A wider range of texts will be read and discussed in Chinese. There will be a study of selected aspects of Chinese grammar.    

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at a Lower Advanced level of Standard Modern Chinese to:
1. Use an active vocabulary of about 3,000 items.
2. Identify and produce advanced grammatical rules that govern word order, and complicated sentence structures relevant to a range of conversational situations and texts; identify the difference between spoken and written styles of the language.
3. Communicate spontaneously and with confidence in writing and speaking on a range of intellectually and linguistically challenging topics from everyday life, such as social issues and current events related to contemporary China.
4. Analyse aspects of contemporary Chinese culture, society, and politics, including the effects of population policies, the education system, and the housing situation.

Other Information

Proficiency level: completion of this course is roughly equivalent to HSK 5.

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

1. In class participation 5% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)
2. Wk 4 Written, listening and speaking tests 15% (LOs 2, 4)
3. Wk 8 Mid term written, listening and speaking tests 15% (LOs 3, 4)
4. Wk 12 listening test 5% (LOs 2, 4)
5. Final written exam 30% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)
6. Weekly take home tests 10% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)
7. Homework 10% (1,4)
8. Online pre-lecture quizzes 10% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)

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Four contact hours a week, consisting of two lectures and two tutorials.The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed CHIN6521 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language placement test. Incompatible with CHIN3022.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2239 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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