- Code CHIN6521
- 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
All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020.
This is an intermediate level Chinese language course, following on from Modern Chinese 3. This course is designed to cover the remaining essential grammatical points of Standard Modern Chinese language before moving on to a higher-intermediate level which will focus on the written style. This course will help students to raise students' linguistic competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking in Standard modern Chinese. It aims at laying a solid foundation for more advanced Chinese language study
In addition to the coverage of the textbook, the course will also utilize other textual and audio / visual materials so that students can learn more about aspects of Chinese culture, history, and society.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply the remaining essential grammatical structures of Modern Chinese with fluency.
- Use an active vocabulary of about 2,500 items.
- Recognise and use phrase and sentence structures to discuss and write extended passages on a wide range of non-technical topics, and to read short authentic non-technical texts, with a precise awareness of how the features of written Chinese differ from their oral equivalents.
- Communicate with a degree of spontaneity and confidence on such topics as women's issues and education in China.
- Display an understanding of aspects of Chinese culture and society, such as Chinese ways of expressing relationships and love.
Proficiency level: completion of this course is roughly equivalent to HSK 4.
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 language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take-home weekly assignments (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Writing Tests - (2 tests, 5% each) (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Listening Tests - (2 tests, 10% each) (20) [LO 2,5]
- Speaking Tests - (2 tests, 10% each) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Exam (35) [LO 1,2,3,5]
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WorkloadFive contact hours per week plus homework and self-study time.
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