CHIN252-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Chinese Language 2-B

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022

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.

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 students to conduct daily and social conversations, and to read and write texts in Chinese at an early 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 and CHIN251.  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, will become competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts, and will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand and its relevance to their study of the foreign language. This will help the language students to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply the 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.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

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
placement test. 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.

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 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Karl Popper 612
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 242
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 530
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Nancy Chu

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Forum participation (12) 6% Weekly participation
Workbook exercises (5 @ 4%) 20% On completion of each lesson
Hear & Say Excercises (4 @ 1%) 4% Weeks 3, 6, 9 & 12
Group presentations (4 @ 2%) 8% Weeks 3, 6, 8 & 11
Character tests (5 @ 2%) 10% On completion of each lesson
Mini tests (2 @ 3%) 6% Weeks 5 & 11
Speaking tests (2 @ 5%) 10% To be confirmed
Written term tests (2 @ 18%) 36% Term Test 1, Friday Week 6 Term Test 2, Friday Week 12

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Yuehua Liu et al; Integrated Chinese Volume 2 Workbook (Simplified Chinese) ; 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui, 2017.

Yuehua Liu et al; Integrated Chinese Volume 2, Textbook (Simplified Chinese) ; 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui, 2017.

Audio Recordings for Integrated Chinese (Volume 2), Fourth Edition. Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2017. Available at www.chengtsui.com

Course links

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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

  • CHIN252-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022
  • CHIN252-22S2 (D) Semester Two 2022 (Distance)