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Chinese 9 (CHIN20012)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCHIN20012
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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.

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CHIN10004 Chinese 8
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CHIN10001 Chinese 9
Semester 1

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


Additional details

  • 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 coordinatorLi Du
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursA total of 48 hours: Two 2 hour seminars per week.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 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

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    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.

  • 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.

Last updated: 11 October 2019