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Advanced Chinese Translation (CHIN20026)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeCHIN20026
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject students will learn to translate from Chinese to English and English to Chinese. The selection of texts will be limited to modern literature and to documents and news items on politics and international affairs. In their translations students will learn to focus on accuracy as well as stylistic appropriateness and will be encouraged to submit both individual and group work.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will:

  • Acquire skills to explicate complex materials written in another language.
  • Be able to present complex information accurately and fluently in writing.
  • Be able to research through competent use of the library, and other information sources
  • Define areas of inquiry and methods of research.
  • Appreciate the complexity of translating concepts from one system into another.

Generic skills

  • Show some attention to detail by careful preparation of all written work.
  • Acquire some general written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion.
  • Acquire time management and planning skills through organizing workloads for various learning tasks.
  • Have enhanced translation skills.

Eligibility and requirements


CHIN10002 Chinese 10 or equivalent.

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CHIN10002 Chinese 10
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CHIN30005 Advanced Chinese Translation
Semester 2

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 written assignment of 1000 words due week 8 (30%)
  • A short 1 hour in-class test due week 11 (20%)
  • A term project of 2000 words due during the examination period (50%)

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 penalized 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 2
    Principal coordinatorYongxian Luo
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursA total of 36 hours: A 1 hour lecture and a 2 hour textual study class per week.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

Time commitment totals 170 hours.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Materials supplied by the Institute.

  • 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: 21 August 2019