• Class Number 7162
  • Term Code 2960
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Fengyuan Ji
    • Dr Fengyuan Ji
  • 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
    • Janet Davey
SELT Survey Results

This is a third-year Modern Chinese language course, designed for students of Chinese as a foreign language at a high intermediate or beginning advance level. 
Taking an integrated approach, this course aims at developing students’ fluency and accuracy through reading and discussion on topics concerning situation and issues in contemporary China. The course will place a special focus on building reading skills. This course is a continuation of CHIN 3022: Modern Chinese 5 in Semester One.

There are four contact hours per week, including two hours of lectures and two hours of tutorials.  The course will be taught mainly in Chinese.  

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active vocabulary of about 3,500 items.
  2. Identify more advanced grammatical rules and more complicated sentence structures relevant to a range of conversational situations and texts;
  3. Communicate spontaneously and with confidence in writing and speaking on a range of intellectually and linguistically challenging topics, such as Chinese economic development and the impact on China of the one-child policy.
  4. Analyse aspects of contemporary Chinese culture, society and politics, such as divorce in China, and the issues faced by full-time house wives.

Required Resources

Reading into a New China - Integrated Skills for Advanced Chinese

«??????»Vol. 2,

Author: Li, Duanduan & Liu, Irene

Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston

Edition: 3rd Edition, 2010

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, to individuals, focus groups

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.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 ????:???? Introduction to the course, tutorial starts this week.
2 ????:?????? quiz 1 starts from this week (L12)
3 ???? ????? Quiz 2 (L13)
4 ???? ???? Quiz 3 (L14)
5 ???? ??? Quiz 4 (L15); Essay 1 due by Friday midnight
6 ???? ???????? Quiz 5 (L16); Listening test on Thursday at the tutorial times
7 Mid-semester test Wednesday at the lecture time (3-5pm)
8 ???? ????:?????? Quiz 6 (L17)
9 ???? ??????? Quiz 7 ( L18); Essay 2 due by Friday midnight
10 ???? ???? Quiz 8 (L19)
11 ???? ?????? Quiz 9 (L20)
12 ??? (wed.) Quiz 10 (supplementary text); Oral test on Friday, 31 Oct.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Mid-term test (15%) 15 % 18/09/2019 25/09/2019 1,2,3
Final exam (30%) 30 % 16/11/2019 25/11/2019 1,2,3,4
Essays in Chinese (2) (10%) 10 % 23/08/2019 16/09/2019 1,2,4
Listening test (10%) 10 % 30/08/2019 25/09/2019 3,4
Oral test (10%) 10 % 31/10/2019 25/11/2019 3,4
Weekly Homework (15%) 15 % 02/08/2019 02/08/2019 1,2
In-class Quizzes (10%) 10 % 31/07/2019 31/07/2019 1,2

* 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: 15 %
Due Date: 18/09/2019
Return of Assessment: 25/09/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

Mid-term test (15%)

A written exam on the learning points covered in week 1-6 weeks.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 16/11/2019
Return of Assessment: 25/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final exam (30%)

A comprehensive written exam on the learning points of the semester, including cultural knowledge, grammar and vocabulary as well as functional skills of reading and writing.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 23/08/2019
Return of Assessment: 16/09/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Essays in Chinese (2) (10%)

Topics for the essays are those at the end of the lessons from which students can choose one. The word limit for the easy is 400 words (not characters).  

The essays will be judged based on the structure, grammar, vocabulary, and the writing convention of Chinese essays. All essays must be handwritten and must be submitted on the due date. Except for medical reasons under which a medical certificate must be presented, or for unavoidable circumstances which must be accompanied by credible evidence, with everyday delayed in submission, students will automatically lose 5% of the value of the assessment item.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 30/08/2019
Return of Assessment: 25/09/2019
Learning Outcomes: 3,4

Listening test (10%)

This test general listening comprehension skills including listening for the main idea, the gist, and the specific information. The content of the listening tests will include both what's been covered in the textbook and other related topics which are not covered in the lectures.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 31/10/2019
Return of Assessment: 25/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 3,4

Oral test (10%)

This tests general oral communication skills including formal presentation and casual conversation. The topics will be those covered in the textbook.

Assessment Task 6

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

Weekly Homework (15%)

The weekly homework refers to the exercise questions at the end of each lesson. It is intended for students to practice and consolidate the learning points on an on-going basis. Please note: part of the exercises needs to be done online and part (i.e. translations etc.) needs to be handwritten or typed and then upload on Wattle. Both have to be completed and submitted on Wattle before the lecture in the following week at 3pm on Wednesdays. No late submission will be accepted. Uncompleted homework, regardless of the percentage will be worth of 0.5 mark.

The homework is assessed on completion, accuracy, and presentation.

Assessment Task 7

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 31/07/2019
Return of Assessment: 31/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

In-class Quizzes (10%)

This includes previewing ALL the vocabulary and the text for each lesson. Students need to complete a small vocab matching exercise plus providing the answers to the questions given at the beginning of each lesson. The quizzes will be conducted at the beginning of the Wednesday lectures each week. There will be ten quizzes in total.

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

No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

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.

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).
Dr Fengyuan Ji

Research Interests

Chinese political discourse; relationship between language and thought; Chinese language policy; Chinese culture and society.

Dr Fengyuan Ji

Wednesday 12:00 13:00
Dr Fengyuan Ji
fengyuan.ji @anu.edu.au

Research Interests

Dr Fengyuan Ji

Wednesday 12:00 13:00
Janet Davey

Research Interests

Janet Davey

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