• Class Number 3206
  • Term Code 3430
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Yan Yan Wang
    • Yan Yan Wang
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 19/02/2024
  • Class End Date 24/05/2024
  • Census Date 05/04/2024
  • Last Date to Enrol 26/02/2024
    • Dr Ran Li
SELT Survey Results

In this intermediate level Chinese language course, students will further develop their linguistic and cultural competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This course uses Chinese language textbooks, authentic audio and visual materials and other textual resources to provide students with the opportunity gain a comprehensive understandings of Chinese culture, society, history and language. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to practice their written and spoken skills and to critically think about the differences between Chinese and Western cultures. By the end of this course, students will be able to interact with native speakers and actively exchange ideas and understanding of Chinese cultural practices.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate increased oral and written competence, with an active vocabulary of about 1,600 words and expressions;
  2. Demonstrate an increased ability to undertake tasks in reading, writing, listening and speaking at intermediate language proficiency;
  3. Recognise the range of grammatical structures in the course and produce short authentic texts with a general awareness of how the features of written Chinese differ from their oral equivalent;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to critically think about a range of topics and exchange ideas with native speakers while navigating cultural differences;
  5. Develop and demonstrate Chinese cultural awareness in written and oral communication through conversations, reading, writing and listening.

Required Resources

New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 3

Author: Xun Liu

Publisher: Beijing Language and Culture University Press

Edition: 2nd Edition

Availability: Campus Bookstore

Additional learning resources are available on Wattle.

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.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1 : Lesson 27 Course introduction, Assessment and tutorial sign-up.Tutorials start from this week.
2 Week 2 : Lesson 28
3 Week 3: Lesson 29
4 Week 4 : Lesson 30 (oral test 10% in tutorials )
5 Week 5 : Lesson 31
6 Week 6 : Lesson 32
7 Week 7 : Lesson 33 (mid-semester written exam 20% in Lecture B)
8 Week 8 : Lesson 34   
9 Week 9 : Lesson 35
10 Week 10 : Lesson 36
11 Week 11 : Lesson 37
12 Week 12 : Lesson 38 (Final listening test 10% in Lecture B)Final exam (30%) during examination period .

Tutorial Registration

Tutorial registration is available via link on Wattle

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Learning Outcomes
Participation 5% 5 % 31/05/2024 1, 2, 3, 4
Weekly homework 25% 25 % * 1, 2, 3
Oral test 10% 10 % 22/03/2024 1, 2, 3, 4
Mid-term written exam 20% 20 % 22/04/2024 1, 2, 4
Final Listening test 10% 10 % 31/05/2024 1, 2, 3, 4
Final Written Exam 30% 30 % * 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.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 31/05/2024
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Participation 5%

Language learning relies heavily on students' commitment and active participation in all class activities. Tutorial attendance for this course is credited. Except for prior notification by email from the student to the tutors or the course convenor (with evidence such a medical certificate, etc) , failing to attend the tutorials without a valid reason or evidence will result in not getting the participation marks.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Weekly homework 25%

Date: Weekly throughout the semester.

Description: The weekly homework is to be completed on Wattle. Its purpose is to consolidate what students have learned during the week. There are two parts: the listening exercises and the written tasks. Feedback will be available on Wattle or at the tutorial time. Unless students have a valid reason (with written evidence), submission of the homework after the feedback is given to the class will not be accepted.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 22/03/2024
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Oral test 10%

Date: Week 4

Description: The oral test is to assess students' oral competence in Chinese at the end of this course. It will be based on a group presentation as well as individual giving spontaneous answers to the questions asked by the examiners . The presentation will be in the form of a dialogue on a selected topic. Cooperation and creativity is encouraged.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 22/04/2024
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

Mid-term written exam 20%

Week 7

Description: This is a written exam with a focus on students' grasp of the grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and cultural knowledge learned in the first six weeks.

It will take place in week 7, after the mid-term break.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 31/05/2024
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Final Listening test 10%

Date: Week 12

Description: The listening test is to assess students' linguistic proficiency in understanding spoken Chinese. It will take place in Lecture B.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Final Written Exam 30%

Final written exam will be held during the exam period.

Description: The final exam will cover all the written aspects of lessons learned during the semester. It includes the major grammartical points, vocabular (including the supplementary words) , fixed expressions as well as students' ability to answer questions and write a short composition in Chinese. The exam will also include cultural knowledge related to the respective topics covered in the course.

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

No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date.

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

Yan Yan Wang is the course convener. Her research covers the areas of language teaching, and Chinese culture.

Yan Yan Wang

Tuesday 12:00 13:00
Tuesday 12:00 13:00
Yan Yan Wang

Research Interests

Yan Yan Wang is the course convener. Her research covers the areas of language teaching, and Chinese culture.

Yan Yan Wang

Tuesday 12:00 13:00
Tuesday 12:00 13:00
Dr Ran Li
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Research Interests

Dr Ran Li

Friday 13:00 14:00

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