CHIN252-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Chinese Language 2-B

15 points
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018

Description

This course, following CHIN251 and still focusing on the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, is a Chinese language course, teaching how to communicate Chinese in social and semi-formal situations at an intermediate level, with an adequate cultural understanding of China.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in this course you will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing,
speaking and listening). By the end of the course, successful students should have acquired an early intermediate level of Chinese language proficiency which will allow them to continue to study
Chinese at the upper intermediate and advanced levels. They should have learned the basic
sentence structures in standard Chinese and about 280 Chinese words/expressions in addition to the characters, words and expressions learnt already at 100 level Chinese courses.

Within the topics learned in this course, successful students should be able to understand Chinese speech directed to them and make themselves understood using the sentence structures and vocabulary they have learned. They should be able to read very short and simple texts with the aid of a dictionary, and write very short letters and compositions. The successful student should have obtained the basic language skills with which they could survive in a natural Mandarin speaking environment by themselves.

By learning a foreign language, students will develop more understanding of global conditions and
will become competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts. This will help them to develop knowledge and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

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

CHIN251 or equivalent. RP: This course is designed for students who have completed CHIN251 or equivalent.

Restrictions

CHIN201. Students who have learnt more than 600 Chinese characters, or have a level of spoken Chinese equivalent to the required achievement of students when finishing CHIN252.

Recommended Preparation

This course is designed for students who have completed CHIN251 or equivalent.

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Karl Popper 508 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Karl Popper 508 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Karl Popper 612 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
1 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Karl Popper 508 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Wei Teng

Lecturer

Ju Liu

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Workbook exercises (8 @ 1%) 8%
Character tests (8 @ 1%) 8%
Classroom presentations (4 @ 2%) 8%
Mini tests (4 @ 4%) 16%
Listening tests (4 @ 2%) 8%
Oral tests (2 @ 6%) 12%
Written term tests (2 @ 20%) 40%

Textbooks

Required Texts

Beijing Languages University Press; New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 2; 2010.

Beijing Languages University Press; New Practical Chinese Reader Textbook 3; 2010.

Beijing Languages University Press; New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 2; 2010.

Beijing Languages University Press; New Practical Chinese Reader Workbook 3; 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.

All CHIN252 Occurrences

  • CHIN252-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018