- Class Number 7158
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Yanyin Zhang
- Dr Yanyin 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
This is an advanced Standard Modern Chinese language course, designed for students who have successfully completed Advanced Modern Chinese A , or have achieved the equivalence approved to enroll by placement test.
The course places special emphasis on reading comprehension of texts on issues concerning contemporary China. It will be taught mainly in Chinese. It relies heavily on students' self-study and pre-class preparation. Students will be required to give oral presentations in Chinese, engage in real-issue debates and conduct real time interviews as part of the course assessment. They will also write a research-based essay in Chinese by utilizing primary sources on an approved self-chosen topic. The lectures will focus on facilitating students' learning and oral development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate advanced language skills in reading, writing, literary analysis and debate in Chinese and an understanding of some of the features of modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture.
- Communicate confidently in writing and speaking, and in groups, on topics drawn from a variety of reading materials from representative works of Chinese literature and culture.
- Demonstrate appropriate listening, speech-making and presentation skills, to present academic arguments fluently and clearly.
- Demonstrate information gathering skills and the ability to compose academic essays on Chinese literature.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1: Introduction to the course China today -- Study at school||All reading texts will be available on Wattle Weekly class tests start Reading reflection to be submitted on Monday Week 2|
|2||Weeks 2: China today -- The life of young people|
|3||Week 3. China today -- Nation building|
|4||Week 4. China today -- A legal case|
|5||Week 5. China -- Zhi1qing1: Young people in the Cultural Revolution|
|6||Week 6. Current affairs -- Kim-Trump meeting (2019)|
|8||Week 7: Project proposal presentation||Attendance compulsory|
|9||Week 8: Meetings with lecturer||Attendance compulsory|
|10||Week 9: Meetings with lecturer||Attendance compulsory|
|11||Week 10: Normal class -- project discussion, etc||Attendance compulsory|
|13||Week 12: Project presentation & poster session||Attendance compulsory|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Weekly In-class tests||18 %||24/07/2019||25/10/2019||1,2|
|Weekly reading reflections||22 %||29/07/2019||25/10/2019||1,2,4|
|Research project. Step 1. Project proposal: written and presentation||10 %||18/09/2019||25/09/2019||1,2,4|
|Research project. Step 2. Poster and oral presentation||20 %||23/10/2019||28/10/2019||2,3|
|Research project. Step 3. Research project paper||20 %||25/10/2019||01/11/2019||1,2,4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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- Class participation: completion of the readings, preparation and contribution for discussion.
- Meetings with lecturer: Extent of preparation, contribution and engagement. Each group meets with the lecturer individually to a) discuss the articles selected by the group for the project and clarify language and comprehension problems; b) discuss the project and its progress.
- Before the meeting and by 12 noon on Monday, each group should upload 1-2 project-related reading(s), i.e., Chinese language articles, on Wattle. These will be discussed in the meeting. Students should have read the uploaded articles prior to the meeting.
- During the meeting, students will give a summary of the article(s). The lecturer will answer questions, clarify language points, help with comprehension, and discuss the progress of the project. Participation in group meetings is obligatory.
- Group work: Initiative, cooperation and contribution throughout the research project.
- Late arrival and early departure count during classes and group meetings as absence.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2
Weekly In-class tests
10-15 minutes at the beginning of the lecture. In week 1, it will be at the end of the seminar. There will be no make-up tests.
The test will cover vocabulary, expressions and understanding of the readings studied the previous week as well as the readings to be studied during the week.
Feedback will be given within a week.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4
Weekly reading reflections
Handwritten in Chinese on the reading of the week. Length: 2 pages (min.), to be uploaded on Wattle on Monday. Feedback will be given within a week.
|Depth of understanding||Thoughtful and balanced views||Language quality||Handwriting|
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4
Research project. Step 1. Project proposal: written and presentation
- The project is aimed to further develop reading and writing skills in Chinese, as well as enhancing a critical and balanced view and nuanced analytical skills.
- Students may choose to form groups (2 students per group), but it is not compulsory.
- The research proposal should be around 2 pages (max.), typed and excluding references. Present it in class and hand it in after the presentation. Feedback will be given in week 8.
- If the project is carried out in a group, the assessment will be at the group level unless there is apparent imbalance of contribution and quality in presentation.
|Clear organization and proposal development||Clear expression||Language quality (written mode and formal diction)||Fluency||Proper references and referencing format|
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2,3
Research project. Step 2. Poster and oral presentation
The poster: A summary of the research being conducted, including the results.
The poster is assessed at the group level, and the presentation is assessed at the individual level.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4
Research project. Step 3. Research project paper
This is an individual work; each student is to write up the research paper on his/her own.
Length: 4-5 pages max. (typed) in Chinese, excluding references. Run it through Turnitin before submission. Format: Times New Roman 12, default margin, double spacing, APA referencing style.
NOTE: A self-assessment must be handed in with the research paper. The self-assessment should outline in detail your contribution and the contribution of your team members at each stage of the project. You may raise issues and concerns. Deduction of marks will be made if there is no self-assessment.
Guidelines and requirements will be provided.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
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