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Chinese in Context 1 (CHIN20010)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCHIN20010
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This is an intermediate subject for students of non-Chinese background who are taking Chinese major starting from Chinese 1. The subject is designed to consolidate and extend students' oral and listening skills while building on and expanding the grammatical knowledge and vocabulary introduced in their previous courses.

Students will develop their ability to communicate in Chinese at an intermediate level and their skills of the Chinese language through engaging with a range of topics associated with contemporary Chinese society and culture. Students will enhance their linguistic competence through reading Chinese texts, writing and presenting short opinion pieces on selected current socio-cultural and socio-political issues in Chinese, and participating in group discussions.

By the conclusion of this subject students should have mastered the general grammatical structures of Modern Chinese and have a vocabulary of approximately 1200 characters. Students should have sufficient listening and speaking skills to cope with everyday situations in China, and have basic knowledge of Chinese cultural practices. They will be better reprepared to communicate in Chinese on a variety of topics in both spoken and written form.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject, students will:
• have mastered the general grammatical structures of Modern Chinese;
• have a vocabulary of approximately 1200 characters;
• have developed the ability to acquire more elaborate content and patterns, recognize new structures, and produce own utterances;
• have developed overall communication skills, including the ability to make a short presentation in Chinese on a range of topics;
• have sufficient listening and spoken skills to cope with everyday life in China;
• have developed a cultural knowledge as required for international awareness

Generic skills

On completion of the subject, students will:
• Acquire written communication through assignment preparation and writing.
• Acquire public speaking and confidence in self-expression through class presentations.

Last updated: 26 June 2019