• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr YUN ZHOU
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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This is a third-year Modern Chinese language course, designed for students of Chinese as a foreign language at a beginning advanced level. This course is a continuation of CHIN3022: Modern Chinese 5 in Semester One. Taking an integrated approach, this course aims at developing students' fluency and accuracy through reading and discussion of topics concerning social issues in contemporary China. It will place a special focus on building students' language skills using formal written Chinese. Students are expected to advance their Modern Chinese language and especially literacy skills. The course will be taught mainly in Chinese. 



Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Actively use a vocabulary of about 500 new items at beginning advanced level.
  2. Identify more advanced grammatical rules and more complicated sentence structures; develop an acute awareness of the differences between spoken and written styles in Chinese language.
  3. Communicate spontaneously and with confidence in writing and speaking on a range of intellectually and linguistically challenging topics.
  4. Analyse aspects of contemporary Chinese culture and society
  5. Integrate their language proficiency to intercultural situations.

Other Information

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. 

Indicative Assessment

  1. In class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Ten online preview quizzes (0.5% each) and ten online homework (0.5% each) (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Two Listening and two speaking tests (5% each) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Two written tests (10% each) (20) [LO 1,2,4]
  5. Short essay 1 (300 words) (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  6. Short essay 2 (600 words) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  7. Final written exam (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Four contact hours per week, consisting of two-hour lecture and two tutorials. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN3022 (Modern Chinese 5), or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Chinese language proficiency assessment.

Prescribed Texts

Reading into a New China: Deciphering a Changing Society, Vol. 2


Author: Li, Duanduan & Liu, Irene

Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston, 2017.

Edition: 2nd Edition


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8696 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A

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