- Code CHIN3023
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Chinese
- Areas of interest Asian Languages
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr YUN ZHOU
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2023
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This is a third-year Modern Chinese language course, designed for students of Chinese as a foreign language at a high intermediate or beginning advance level.
Taking an integrated approach, this course aims at developing students’ fluency and accuracy through reading and discussion on topics concerning situation and issues in contemporary China. The course will place a special focus on building reading skills. This course is a continuation of CHIN3022: Modern Chinese 5 in Semester One.
The course will be taught mainly in Chinese.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Use an active vocabulary of about 3,500 items.
- Identify more advanced grammatical rules and more complicated sentence structures relevant to a range of conversational situations and texts;
- Communicate spontaneously and with confidence in writing and speaking on a range of intellectually and linguistically challenging topics, such as Chinese economic development and the impact on China of the one-child policy.
- Analyse aspects of contemporary Chinese culture, society and politics, such as divorce in China, and the issues faced by full-time house wives.
Proficiency level: completion of this course is roughly equivalent to HSK 6.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at a high intermediate or beginning 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 undertake 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 undertake a language 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 Integrity Rule 2021 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may result 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.
As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.
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Four contact hours per week. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study.
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