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|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
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This is a subject for the background speakers of Chinese who have limited literacy in Chinese and for background speakers of English who have developed their skills in Chinese language. Students will develop their ability to communicate in Chinese at an advanced level and conduct discussion on a range of topics by engaging with the various social and cultural situations in Chinese society.
Student expertise in the employment of both advanced linguistic and cultural resources is developed through reading relatively complex Chinese texts addressing each of these cultural situations, acquitting the literacies associated with these situations. The study of Chinese texts is supported by additional materials introducing the cultural topics. The texts’ study is also supplemented by students’ oral presentations and engaging in group discussions, as well as their conductions of written exercise.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
be able to read relatively complex Chinese texts;
understand important social and cultural situations in Chinese society;
be able to discuss contemporary social and cultural issues and their historical backgrounds orally and in writing;
be able to write Standard Chinese in a variety of styles.
Eligibility and requirements
CHIN10004 Chinese 8 or approved by the subject coordinator.
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Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- One 1 hour mid-term test (topic-based composition) 30% (equivalent to 1000 words, Week 6)
- One oral test 10% (equivalent to 1000 words, Week 12)
- One 2 hour written examination 60% (equivalent to 2000 words during examination period)
Hurdle requirement: Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject.
Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Li Du Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours A total of 48 hours: Two 2 hour seminars per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Time commitment totals 170 hours.
Additional delivery details
Students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Chinese Program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required. Please refer the following link for further information: http://www.asiainstitute.unimelb.edu.au/help/undergraduate_students/placement
Wu Zhongwei, Gao Shunquan and Tao Lian. 10 Level Chinese - Level 5, Intensive Reading Textbook, Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2015.
Wu Zhongwei, Gao Shunquan and Tao Lian. 10 Level Chinese - Level 5, Extensive Reading Textbook, Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2015.
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Language Placement Test required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.