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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of about 3,000 items.
- 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.
- 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.
- Analyse aspects of contemporary Chinese culture, society, and politics, including the effects of population policies, the education system, and the housing situation.
Proficiency level: completion of this course is roughly equivalent to HSK 5.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced 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 take 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 take a 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.
- In class participation (5) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Written, listening and speaking tests (15) [LO 2,4]
- Mid term written, listening and speaking tests (15) [LO 3,4]
- Listening test (5) [LO 2,4]
- Final written exam (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Weekly take home tests (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Homework (10) [LO 1,4]
- Online pre-lecture quizzes (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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WorkloadFour contact hours a week, consisting of two lectures and two tutorials.The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Li, Duanduan & Liu, Irene: Reading into a New China - Deciphering A Changing Society, Vol. I, 2nd Edition, Cheng & Tsui Company, 2017.
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