• Class Number 5377
  • 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
SELT Survey Results

In this course, students will further develop their written 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 written foundation for further studies of the Chinese language and to provide students with deeper knowledge of Chinese culture. Students will undertake written activities to practise their grammar points and vocabulary and develop their linguistic knowledge. Students are further introduced to the historical and cultural elements of the Chinese vocabulary through in-class activities and exercises. By the end of this course, students will be also be able to write simple conversations and short articles concerning everyday life. Furthermore, students will be able to utilise these skills in a culturally appropriate context in real life situations.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate increased written competence, with an active vocabulary of a minimum of 500 words and expressions;
  2. Accurately recognise and write in correct stroke order all the characters covered in the main lessons;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the basic grammatical rules that govern word order and basic patterns of sentence structure in Chinese;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to write simple dialogue or short essays with increasing fluency on topics concerning everyday life.
  5. Display an increased linguistic knowledge and awareness of Chinese culture through language production.

Required Resources

New Practical Chinese Reader, Textbook 2; ??????? 2

Author: Liu Xun

Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press

Edition: Beijing, 2010


Availability: ANU Hartog Bookshop



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

CHIN6023 is duplicated based on CHIN2023.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Lesson 15
2 Lesson 16
3 Lesson 17
4 Lesson 18 Vocabulary test (Lesson 15-17) in lecture B 10%
5 Lesson 19
6 Lesson 20
7 Lesson 21
8 Test week Mid-semester tests (L15-21) in Lecture B 10%
9 Lesson 22
10 Lesson 23
11 Lesson 24 Sentences test in lecture B 10%
12 Lesson 25/26 Lesson 25/26 in Lecture A. Review in Lecture B. Final examination in ANU examination period 40%

Tutorial Registration

Students choose their tutorial groups on Wattle

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
In-Class Test 5% 5 % 25/07/2022 28/10/2022 1,2,3,4,5
Vocabulary test 10% 10 % 15/08/2022 22/08/2022 3,4,5
Mid-semester test 10% 10 % 26/09/2022 03/10/2022 1,2
Sentence test 10% 10 % 17/10/2022 24/10/2022 2,3
Final examination 40% 40 % 31/10/2022 01/12/2022 1,2,3,4,5,6
Weekly homework 25% 25 % 25/07/2022 28/10/2022 3,4

* 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: 25/07/2022
Return of Assessment: 28/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

In-Class Test 5%

In-class test (5%) is to encourage student to be more actively involved in the course. It reflects students’ participation in every tutorial the whole semester. 

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 15/08/2022
Return of Assessment: 22/08/2022
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5

Vocabulary test 10%

Vocabulary test (10%) is to provide the chance for students to demonstrate their accuracy in writing Chinese characters. The test is held in Lecture B in week 4.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 26/09/2022
Return of Assessment: 03/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

Mid-semester test 10%

Mid-semester exam (10%) is to examine students’ ability to use vocabulary and grammar points. At the same time, students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of Chinese culture through language production. The test will be held in Lecture B in Week 8.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 17/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 24/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 2,3

Sentence test 10%

Sentence test (10%) is to provide students the chance to have a good review of grammar points covered in the course. Students will translate English sentences into Chinese. The test will be held in Week 11

Assessment Task 5

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 31/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 01/12/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Final examination 40%

Final exam (40%) is to provide students the chance to demonstrate their knowledge of both Chinese culture and their Chinese proficiency in writing. The final exam will be held during the examination period.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 25/07/2022
Return of Assessment: 28/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 3,4

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. It is a weekly task. Students upload their weekly homework every Monday.

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

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).
Yan Yan Wang

Research Interests

conversation analysis and language teaching

Yan Yan Wang

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Tuesday 14:00 15:00
Yan Yan Wang

Research Interests

Yan Yan Wang

Monday 14:00 15:00
Tuesday 14:00 15:00

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