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Chinese in Context 2 (CHIN20011)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCHIN20011
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is a continuation of Chinese 3 (major). It is designed as an upper-intermediate subject in Chinese for students of non-Chinese background who are doing Chinese major starting from Chinese 1. It aims 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 upper-intermediate level and their skills of the Chinese language through engaging with a range of topics dealing with contemporary Chinese society and culture. Their linguistic competence will be enhanced 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 1400 characters. Students should have sufficient listening and speaking skills to cope with everyday situations in China. They should be better informed and aware of Chinese cultural practices. They will be more confident in communicating in Chinese on a variety of topics in both spoken and written forms.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject, students will:
• have mastered the general grammatical structures of Modern Chinese;
• have a vocabulary of approximately 1400 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 public speaking skills through class presentations.
• acquire written communication skills through assignment work.
• acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads.

Last updated: 11 October 2019