• Class Number 3938
  • Term Code 3230
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In-Person and Online
    • Dr YUN ZHOU
    • Dr YUN ZHOU
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 21/02/2022
  • Class End Date 27/05/2022
  • Census Date 31/03/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
SELT Survey Results

This course, with  Modern Chinese 6, is designed to enable students to reach advanced levels of competence in reading, speaking and writing Standard Modern Chinese. A wider range of texts will be read and discussed in Chinese. There will be a study of selected aspects of Chinese grammar.    

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use an active vocabulary of about 3,000 items.
  2. Identify and produce advanced grammatical rules that govern word order, and complicated sentence structures relevant to a range of conversational situations and texts; identify the difference between spoken and written styles of the language.
  3. Communicate spontaneously and with confidence in writing and speaking on a range of intellectually and linguistically challenging topics from everyday life, such as social issues and current events related to contemporary China.
  4. Analyse aspects of contemporary Chinese culture, society, and politics, including the effects of population policies, the education system, and the housing situation.

Required Resources

Reading into a New China: Deciphering a Changing Society

Author: Li, Duanduan & Liu, Irene

Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company

Edition: Vol. 1, 2nd Edition, 2017

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

The CHIN3022 (undergraduate) and CHIN6522 (postgraduate) courses are identical.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1: Lesson 1
2 Week 2: Lesson 2
3 Week 3: Lesson 3
4 Week 4: First written test; first speaking test
5 Week 5: Lesson 4
6 Week 6: Lesson 5
7 Teaching break:
8 Week 7: Lesson 6
9 Week 8: Second written test; second speaking test
10 Week 9: Lesson 7
11 Week 10: Lesson 8
12 Week 11: Lesson 9
13 Week 12: Lesson 10 Listening test

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Participation 10 % 21/02/2022 27/05/2022 1,2,3,4
Online homework 10 % 28/02/2022 01/06/2022 1,2,3,4
Online quizzes 10 % 21/02/2022 28/05/2022 1,2,3,4
2 speaking tests and 1 listening test 15 % 14/03/2022 27/05/2022 1,2,3,4
Written tests x 2 20 % 14/03/2022 29/04/2022 1,2,3,4
Final exam 35 % 02/06/2022 18/06/2022 1,2,3,4

* 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.


Students are expected to attend every lecture and tutorial, ask and answer questions in class, and participate in discussions. Participation will be marked mainly through the in-class tests. Unexcused absences may affect the final grade.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 21/02/2022
Return of Assessment: 27/05/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4


Students are expected to attend every lecture and tutorial. Lectures will cover the vocab, main text, and grammar. Tutorials will be used for answering students’ questions, discussing the topics covered in the lectures and the "exercises". Students are expected to actively engage in classroom discussion and activities both in lectures and tutorials.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 28/02/2022
Return of Assessment: 01/06/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Online homework

There will be online homework after each lesson, which should be submitted on Wattle every Monday the following week. The first due date is the Monday of week 2, as listed in the assessment summary. The homework is due Monday of each week. The aim of homework is to check whether students are able to use the language points.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 21/02/2022
Return of Assessment: 28/05/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Online quizzes

To make sure that students are prepared for the new lessons, there will be an online quiz every week, due by Monday before Lecture A each week. Students will be tested from week 1, and the first due date is the Monday of week 2 for lesson 1 and lesson 2. For lesson 3 and onwards, the due date is before the Monday lecture for that lesson.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 14/03/2022
Return of Assessment: 27/05/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

2 speaking tests and 1 listening test

There will be two speaking tests and one listening test, worth 5 marks each, due in weeks 4, 8, and 12. These tests are to examine students’ ability to understand Chinese by listening and expressing ideas about topics orally. Where feasible, marks will be returned to students within three weeks after the assessment deadline.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 14/03/2022
Return of Assessment: 29/04/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Written tests x 2

There will be two written tests, due in weeks 4 and 8. The tests are aimed to demonstrate that students are able to use the language points correctly. Where feasible, marks will be returned within three weeks after the assessment deadline.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 35 %
Due Date: 02/06/2022
Return of Assessment: 18/06/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final exam

The final exam will be held during the ANU examination period. It will cover the content of all the lessons. This is to demonstrate that students have gained an overall understanding of the course, especially through their written works.

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).

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