• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Yu Sang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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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:

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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed CHIN3021 or CHIN2017, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language placement test. Incompatible with CHIN6522.

Prescribed Texts

Li, Duanduan & Liu, Irene: Reading into a New China - Deciphering A Changing Society, Vol. I, 2nd Edition, Cheng & Tsui Company, 2017.




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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2157 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View

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