- Code CHIN6520
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
This is an intermediate level Chinese language course, following on from Standard Modern Chinese 2. This course is designed to cover the main grammatical points of Standard Modern Chinese language as well as enlarging students' vocabulary which will raise students' linguistic competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking modern Chinese. It aims at laying a solid foundation for more advanced Chinese language study in the third year and beyond.
In addition to the coverage of the textbook, the course will also utilize other textual and audio / visual materials so that students can also learn about aspects of Chinese culture, history, and society.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of about 1,600 items
- Recognise and use phrase and sentence structures to discuss and write passages on a range of non-technical topics, and to read short authentic non-technical texts, with a general awareness of how the features of written Chinese differ from their oral equivalents.
- Communicate in speaking and writing on such topics as making suggestions, giving gifts, and hobbies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of aspects of Chinese culture and society, such as Chinese martial arts.
Proficiency level: completion of this course is roughly equivalent to HSK 3.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Intermediate level of Standard Modern Chinese.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
- Preparation, participation and contribution (5) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Take-home weekly assignments (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Mid-semester Written Test (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Listening Tests - 20% (2 tests, 10% each) (20) [LO 1,2,4]
- Speaking Tests - 20% (2 tests, 10% each) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Written Exam (30) [LO 1,2,4]
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Five contact hours per week. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
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- 6 units
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