CHIN152-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Chinese Language 1-B

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

Following CHIN151 and still focusing on the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, this course teaches how to conduct simple conversations, and read and write simple texts in Chinese at an elementary level, with an adequate cultural understanding of China.

This is an elementary level Chinese language course following the beginner’s course CHIN151. Students will learn more basic Chinese language for everyday communication. About 300 additional words in everyday use, as well as 150 additional Chinese characters will be taught, advancing from what students have already learnt in CHIN151. 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.

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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 500 Chinese basic words.
  • among above words, be able to actively use 350.
  • recognise 300 basice Chinese characters.
  • among the above characters, be able to write 250.
  • be able to actively apply basic Chinese grammar and expressions used in simple everyday situations (e.g., talk about family and health, retelling simple stories, live survival language such as hospital visits, etc.).
  • have developed learner autonomy and reflective skills.
  • have acquired skills and competencies transferrable to a variety of disciplines.
  • have had opportunities and been encouraged to engage with the local Chinese speaking community.
  • have some intercultural awareness and sensitivity; and apply some global competency through communication in a 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.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      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

CHIN151 or equivalent. RP: This course is designed for students who have completed CHIN151 or a placement test.

Restrictions

CHIN101, CHIN105. Students who have learnt more than 300 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.

Recommended Preparation

This course is designed for students who have completed CHIN151 or a placement test.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 441 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Okeover 106 (Okeover Room) 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 18:00 - 19:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 441 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre 20 Aug - 26 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Nancy Chu

Lecturers

Wei Teng and Jinghan Yu

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Mini written tests (4 @ 4%) 16%
Homework & assignment tasks (6 @ 4%) 24%
Oral tests (2 @ 5%) 10%
Lab listening tests (4 @ 2.5%) 10%
In-term written tests (2 @ 20%) 40%

Textbooks

Required Texts

Beijing Language and Culture University; New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 1; Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2010.

Beijing Language and Culture University; New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 1; Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2010.

Course links

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $746.00

International fee $3,038.00

* 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.

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