• Class Number 9491
  • Term Code 2960
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Shuyu Zhang
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/07/2019
  • Class End Date 25/10/2019
  • Census Date 31/08/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
    • Ying Zhang
SELT Survey Results

This course is a continuation of the work of Cantonese 1. It is designed to train students to acquire speaking and listening comprehension skills to an advanced level. Emphasis will be placed on practical conversations for daily use. Reading and listening may include materials about popular culture in Hong Kong and Guangdong. Comparison with Mandarin will also be part of the lectures. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active vocabulary of around 4,000 items.
  2. Recognise and produce phrase and sentence structures to converse and write passages on topics regularly encountered in work, school and at leisure, with much vocabulary support through the use of dictionaries.
  3. Communicate spontaneously and with confidence in speaking and writing on such topics as: travel, relationships, medicine, law and order, banking and finance, the office, eating out, household affairs and leisure activities.
  4. Display a deep, broad understanding of Cantonese culture, including Cantonese cuisine, history, music, and art.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups or to individuals.

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Other Information

Students enrolling in this course are assumed to have prior knowledge of Cantonese sounds and tones, an adequate amount of vocabulary and the ability to conduct basic conversations on everyday topics. Students who have not completed CHIN2024/6201 will need to seek permission from the course convenor to enrol.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Lecture: Introduction None
2 Lecture: Immigration Online quiz
3 Lecture: Relationships None
4 Lecture: Household Affairs Online quiz
5 Lecture: Leisure Activities None
6 Lecture: Travelling ?Online quiz; Mid-term oral presentation
7 Lecture: Eating Out None
8 Lecture: Medical Encounters Online quiz
9 Lecture: Law and Order None
10 Lecture: Banking and Finance Online quiz
11 Lecture: The Office End-of-semester oral test
12 Lecture: Revision None

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Class participation 5 % 22/07/2019 25/10/2019 1,2,3,4
Online quizzes 15 % 02/08/2019 25/10/2019 1,2,4
Mid-semester oral presentation 25 % 28/08/2019 16/09/2019 1,2,3,4
End-of-semester oral test 25 % 16/10/2019 31/10/2019 1,2,3,4
End-of-semester written test 30 % 31/10/2019 28/11/2019 1,2,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 22/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 25/10/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Class participation

Active participation in the lectures/tutorials, role play, oral presentation and language games, etc. Students will be assessed for their contributions during class and tutorials, especially in terms of the relevance, structure, articulation and innovation of their input.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 02/08/2019
Return of Assessment: 25/10/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Online quizzes

Five quizzes to complete on Wattle at student’s own pace, however, completion is compulsory to claim the full 15% score. Questions will be designed to test student’s grasp of vocabulary, sentence structure and cultural-specific terms. Each quiz will consist of 8 - 10 questions and should take less than 30 minutes to complete.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 28/08/2019
Return of Assessment: 16/09/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Mid-semester oral presentation

In-class oral presentation to introduce a figure, ritual or event prominent in Cantonese culture, relevant to topics covered in class. Students will take part in this test individually. Students are encouraged to use no more than three pages of printed materials (e.g. PowerPoint slides) as visual aid and the whole presentation will take no less than three minutes, but shorter than five minutes. A marking rubric will be published on Wattle.


Assessment Task 4

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 16/10/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/10/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

End-of-semester oral test

The oral test will take the form of a five-minute interview, where students are expected to converse and respond to questions on topics covered in the semester’s lectures. Students will take part in this test individually. A marking rubric will be published on Wattle.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 31/10/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

End-of-semester written test

The final test involves translation from Mandarin into Cantonese or Cantonese into Mandarin, in order to be able to understand popular culture in Hong Kong and Guangdong. The total time for the final exam is two hours.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Where an assignment is submitted after the due date, students are penalised by five percent of the possible marks available for the assessment task per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Students will be able to receive results of online quizzes instantly upon completion. Feedbacks on oral exams will generally be returned in two weeks' time.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Shuyu Zhang
02 6125 3207

Research Interests

Shuyu Zhang

Tuesday 14:00 15:00
Ying Zhang

Research Interests

Ying Zhang

Tuesday 14:00 15:00

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