- Class Number 5376
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In-Person and Online
- Yan Yan Wang
- Yan Yan Wang
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
In this course, students will further develop their oral component of a one-year intensive beginners program in Modern Standard Chinese (Putonghua or Mandarin). The objective of this course is to lay a solid oral foundation for further studies of the Chinese language and to provide students with deeper knowledge of the Chinese culture. Students will engage in student-led discussions and other activities such as role-play, speeches and listening exercises to practise grammar points and vocabulary and develop their linguistic knowledge. Students are further introduced to authentic materials which will strengthen their awareness of Chinese culture, society, history, and environment. By the end of this course, students will be also be able to conduct conversations with increased fluency on topics concerning everyday life using simple sentences, and effectively navigate cultural differences.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate increased oral competence, with an active vocabulary of approximately 500 words and expressions;
- Accurately recognise, recall and reproduce oral and written texts in pinyin;
- Demonstrate the ability to identify accurate pronunciation and tones, and an increased ability to achieve that accuracy when pronouncing words and speaking sentences;
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct simple conversations with increased fluency on topics concerning everyday life;
- Display an increased linguistic knowledge and awareness of Chinese culture through language production.
New Practical Chinese Reader, Textbook 2; ??????? 2
Author: Liu Xun
Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press
Edition: Beijing, 2nd edition
Availability: ANU Hartog Bookshop
Materials such as Pinyin version of the textbook will be provided via Wattle
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||Lesson 15||upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|2||Lesson 16||upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|3||Lesson 17||upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|4||Lesson 18||conversation test 10% in tutorials, upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|5||Lesson 19||upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|6||Lesson 20||upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|7||Lesson 21||upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|8||test week||Mid-semester examination 20%|
|9||Lesson 22||upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|10||Lesson 23||upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|11||Lesson 24||sentence listening test in Lecture B 10%, upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|12||Lesson 25 and 26||final examination 30%, upload weekly homework, online quiz|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|In class participation 5%||5 %||05/11/2022||12/11/2022||students can demonstrate what they have learned in class (1,2, 3,4 and 5)|
|conversation test 10%||10 %||15/08/2022||29/08/2022||students can demonstrate what they have learned in the first weeks and get feedback for the first assessment by the end of Week 4 (2 and 3)|
|Mid term test 20%||20 %||26/09/2022||10/10/2022||Students show that they have improved in both listening and speaking after studying for seven weeks (4 and 5).|
|listening test 10%||10 %||18/10/2022||25/10/2022||This is a sentences listening from which students demonstrate their understanding of the sentence patterns learned from classes (1 and 3).|
|Final exam 30%||30 %||01/11/2022||01/12/2022||students can demonstrate what they have learned in the semester(1,2,3,4 and 5).|
|Weekly homework 25%||25 %||01/08/2022||01/11/2022||Students can demonstrate what they have learned in class from each week (3 and 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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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: students can demonstrate what they have learned in class (1,2, 3,4 and 5)
In class participation 5%
In class test (5%) is to encourage student to be more actively involved in the course. It is reflected in student’s participation in every tutorial through the whole semester.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: students can demonstrate what they have learned in the first weeks and get feedback for the first assessment by the end of Week 4 (2 and 3)
conversation test 10%
Conversation test (conversation with teachers, 10%) is to provide the chance for students to demonstrate their accuracy of pronunciation and tones, understanding of grammar points and communication skills. The test is held in tutorials in Week 4.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: Students show that they have improved in both listening and speaking after studying for seven weeks (4 and 5).
Mid term test 20%
Mid-semester exam (20%) is to examine students’ ability in communicative skills and listening comprehension skills. At the same time, students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the Chinese culture through the language production. The test is held in both Lecture B (listening) and tutorials (speaking) in Week 8
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: This is a sentences listening from which students demonstrate their understanding of the sentence patterns learned from classes (1 and 3).
listening test 10%
listening test: sentence grammar (10%) is to provide students chance to have good review of grammar points covered in the course. The test will be held in Lecture B in Week 11
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: students can demonstrate what they have learned in the semester(1,2,3,4 and 5).
Final exam 30%
Final exam (30%) is to provide students the chance to demonstrate their knowledge of both Chinese culture and their linguistic proficiency in listening and speaking. The final examination will be held in Week 12.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: Students can demonstrate what they have learned in class from each week (3 and 4).
Weekly homework 25%
Weekly homework (weekly homework 15%, online quiz 10%) is to get students to be familiar with the course content and to see their progress. Students upload their Weekly homework every Monday.
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