CHIN151-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Chinese Language 1-A

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

A beginner's level course, focusing on the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of the Chinese language.

This is a beginner level Chinese language course. The course starts with the fundamentals of the language, i.e. its sounds and tones, which will be taught with the assistance of Pinyin, a Latin alphabet based phonetic transcription for Putonghua (Modern Standard Chinese). From early in the course, students will also be taught to write Chinese characters. The course will introduce basic sentence patterns and a vocabulary of some 200 words in everyday use, as well as 150 Chinese characters. The emphasis in this course is on the functional development of four language skills, which are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will lay a solid foundation for further studies in Chinese.

Learning Outcomes

Students will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening), which will become the foundation for developing strategies and skills needed to interact in Chinese. By the end of the course students should:

- Be able to understand 200 Chinese basic words
- Among above words, be able to actively use 150
- Recognise 150 basic Chinese characters
- Among the above characters, be able to write 100
- Be able to actively apply basic Chinese grammar and expressions used in simple everyday situations (e.g., greeting, expressing needs, talking about nationality, asking for permission, asking for direction, expressing gratitude, making suggestion, discussing about studies, talking about university and specialties/departments, describing family members)
- Have developed learner autonomy and reflective skills
- Have acquired skills and competencies transferrable to a variety of disciplines
- Enable and encourage community engagements (especially Chinese speaking communities)
- Have some intercultural awareness and sensitivity; and apply some global competency
through communication in second language.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

Students who have learnt more than 150 Chinese characters or
have a level of spoken Chinese equivalent to the level reached by the students at the very end of this course will not be admitted to this course.

Restrictions

CHIN101. Students who have learnt more than 150 Chinese characters or have a level of spoken Chinese equivalent to the level reached by the students at the very end of this course will not be admitted to this course.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
02 Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Thursday 18:00 - 19:00 17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Online A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Friday 09:00 - 11:00 17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May

Course Coordinator

Chia-rong Wu

Lecturers

Nancy Chu and Wei Teng

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Mini written tests (5) 25% On completion of each lesson
Workbook exercises (5) 15% On completion of each lesson
Character tests (5) 10% On completion of each lesson
Speaking tests 2) 10% Thursday week 7, Term 1 Thursday week 12, Term 2
Written tests (2) 40% TBC

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Yuehua Liu; Integrated Chinese Volume 1 Workbook; 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui Co, 2017.

Yuehua Liu; Integrated Chinese, Volume 1 Textbook; 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui Co, 2017.

There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course.

Recommended dictionaries
A Chinese-English Dictionary, revised edition. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. 1997
OR
Concise English-Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionary, 2nd edition. Hong Kong: Commercial and Oxford University Press. 2001

Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides: http://canterbury.libguides.com/

Course links

Library portal
LEARN The Course Outline is available for enrolled students on LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All CHIN151 Occurrences

  • CHIN151-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020