• Class Number 6997
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • AsPr Fengyuan Ji
    • AsPr Fengyuan Ji
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
SELT Survey Results

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply the remaining essential grammatical structures of Modern Chinese with fluency.
  2. Use an active vocabulary of about 2,500 items.
  3. 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.
  4. Communicate with a degree of spontaneity and confidence on such topics as women's issues and education in China.
  5. Display an understanding of aspects of Chinese culture and society, such as Chinese ways of expressing relationships and love.

Required Resources

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 3 & 4 « ???????»3 & 4 ??

Author: Xun Liu

Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press

Edition: 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-7-5619-3431-9

Availability: Campus Bookstore



New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 3 & 4 « ???????»3 & 4 ???

Author: Xun Liu

Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press

Edition: 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-7-5619-3388-6

Availability: Campus Bookstore



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.

Other Information

Proficiency level: completion of this course is roughly equivalent to HSK 4.

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrollments 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 Center for appropriate enrollment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrollment 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 convener. 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 enroll in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convener.

Requisites & incompatibilities

To enroll in this course you must have successfully completed CHIN2014 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language placement test. Incompatible with CHIN6521.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction to the course; ????? ???‘???’,??? Tutorials sign-up on Wattle; Tutorials start this week.
2 Lesson 40 '???‘ ? ‘????’ hmwk for L39 due Sunday, 1 Aug.
3 Lesson 41 ??????????? hmwk for L40 due Sunday, 8 Aug.
4 Lesson 42 ????????? hmwk for L41 due Sunday 15 Aug.
5 Lesson 43 ?« ??? » hmwk for L42 due Sunday, 22 Aug.
6 Lesson 44 (??) ??????? hmwk for L43 due Sunday, 29 Aug. Listening test on Friday, 3 Sept. at tutorial times.
7 Lesson 45 ????? hmwk for L44 due Sunday, 5 Sept. Mid-Semester written Test on Mon. 20 Sept. Lecture time.
8 Lesson 46 ????? hmwk for L45 due Sunday, 26 Sept.
9 Lesson 47 ?????????? hmwk for L46 due Sunday, 3 Oct.
10 Lesson 48 ?????? Monday 4 October - Labour Day, no lecture. hmwk for L47 due Sunday 10 Oct.
11 Lesson 49 “????” hmwk for L48 due Sunday,17 Oct.
12 Lesson 50 ?? hmwk for L49 due Sunday, 24 Oct. Oral Test on Friday tutorial times ; No tutorials.
13 Exam period

Tutorial Registration

There will be 2 tutorial classes to start with (Online at 12-1pm, In Person at 1-2pm) and the third class (in person) will be on reserve pending on the enrolment number.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Learning Outcomes
Lecture & tutorial participation 5% 5 % 29/10/2021 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Weekly homework 20% (Listening 5%, written 15% ) 20 % 01/08/2021 1, 2, 3, 5
Mid-semester written test 20% 20 % 20/09/2021 1, 2, 3, 5
Listening tests 15% 15 % 03/09/2021 2, 5
Oral tests 20% 20 % 29/10/2021 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final written exam 20% 20 % 10/11/2021 1, 2, 3, 5

* 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: 5 %
Due Date: 29/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Lecture & tutorial participation 5%

Date: All language classes and tutorials throughout the semester.

Description: Engaging in all activities in lectures and tutorials.

Marking Criteria: Attending the language classes and tutorials; Actively participating in the classroom activities which require adequate preparation beforehand.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 01/08/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5

Weekly homework 20% (Listening 5%, written 15% )

Date: Weekly throughout the semester.


1. There are 11 take-home weekly assignment which is to enhance students’ learning and keep up with the progress each week. They focus on what is taught in the lectures and cover the key grammatical points of each lesson.

2. It includes Listening & Written tasks in the workbook both of which must be completed. The Written part has to be handwritten which is to be scanned and submitted on Wattle. Typewritten copy is not accepted. The listening part will be automatically marked. ?CHIN2017 - Modern Chinese 4?

Marking Criteria: TBA


The listening tasks are to be performed on Wattle. The due dates are Sundays at 11:55pm in the week that lesson is taught.

A firm deadline for homework will be observed. Strictly no late submission will be accepted: Any late submission automatically receives 0 marks. For exceptional cases which require extension, the students must contact (email) the course convenor before the assignment deadline with valid reasons (e.g., urgent health issue with medical certificate provided).

* Turnitin is NOT used for this course as it cannot properly read handwritten submissions.

Feedback: Auto answers and written feedback for the translations etc. will be available to students within two weeks of submission.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 20/09/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5

Mid-semester written test 20%

Date: Week 7


The tests will be conducted on Wattle via Zoom on Monday of Week 7. It will focus on students’ grammatical competence, reading and writing skills.

Marking Criteria: TBA

Permitted Materials: None. Strictly no notes/cell phone/dictionaries are permitted.

Feedback: within the following two weeks after the test.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 03/09/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2, 5

Listening tests 15%

Date: Week 6, on Friday during tutorial times.

Description: The listening tests will be conducted via Zoom for ALL students regardless whether they the zoom tutorials or in person classes. The test will focus on students’ mastery of the vocabulary, course-related topics as well as general audial skills. Format for the test will be advised close to the time.

Marking Criteria: TBA

Permitted Materials: None. Strictly no notes and/or dictionaries are permitted.

Feedback: In tutorials of the following week.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 29/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Oral tests 20%

Date: Week 12; on Friday at tutorial times.

Description: The oral test will be group-based oral performance, followed by spontaneous response to questions. The test will be conducted via Zoom for those who take the online tutorial and in person who take the face to face tutorials. It aims to assess students’ speaking skills, i.e., pronunciation/tones, mastering of the vocabulary/grammar learnt, creative response and overall Chinese language competency.

Marking Criteria: TBA

Requirement: Sign up for groups.

Feedback: within 1 week of the test.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 10/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5

Final written exam 20%

Date: During the university exam period.

Exam Structure: The final exam covers all the content learned this semester. It will be conducted in person on campus, subject to the Covid-19 restrictions at the time.

Marking Criteria: TBA

Permitted Materials: None. Strictly no notes/cell phone/dictionaries are permitted.

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

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

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).
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