CHIN351-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Chinese Language 3-A

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

This course, following CHIN252 and still focusing on the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, teaches how to perform semi-formal to formal conversations, and to read and write texts in Chinese at an early advanced level, with an adequate cultural understanding of China.

This course builds on the language skills acquired in CHIN252 and further develops and consolidates the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese. The course will teach approximately 615 new words and word combinations plus 100 supplementary words and expressions. It will cover all the grammatical points and functions required at this intermediate level for both reading and writing in academic and everyday Chinese. Related cultural knowledge as well as basic principles of Chinese word formation will also be taught in order to extend students’ ability to understand Chinese language beyond the textbook and to lay a solid foundation for their future development in Chinese.

For developing writing skills, students will be required to write guided short compositions in Chinese.

There are four contact hours in the form of classroom teaching each week from Tuesday to Friday during term time. There is a total of 48 contact hours in this course, in which six lessons will be covered: from Lesson 30 to Lesson 35 Textbook 3. Each lesson has eight contact hours or eight classes, in which the scheduled tests are included. ‘Learn’ is used for course management.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the completion of this course, students are expected to have achieved the following:
  • In listening, they should be able to understand clearly articulated Chinese on everyday subjects in Mandarin Chinese, particularly topics covered in the textbooks. They should also be aware of and be exposed to Chinese native speakers, including those with selected regional accents.
  • In reading, they should be able to read texts of a non-technical nature comprising a vocabulary of the first 1500 most frequently used words, and should be able to read - with the help of dictionaries - texts consisting of the first 2500 most frequently used words in Chinese.
  • In writing, they should be able to write short compositions of 500 words on a given topic using correct grammar, within the first 1000 most frequently used words and, with the help of a dictionary, the first 1500 most frequently used words learnt in the course.
  • In general, they should have a good mastery of the vocabulary and sentence patterns taught in the course. They should be able to use these words and sentence patterns to conduct meaningful conversation with a native speaker and to be able to write simple compositions within the content range of the textbooks.
  • 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.

      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

CHIN252 or
placement test.

Restrictions

CHIN301. This course is not designed for students who are literate in Chinese and/or fluent speakers of Mandarin. Such students may not enrol in this course without the permission of the programme director. It is granted only if the course is considered appropriate to the level of competence of the student.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 530
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 530
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Karl Popper 612
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 242
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator

Mengping Cheng

Lecturer

Mengping Cheng

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Forum participation (12) 6% Weekly participation
Workbook exercises (5) 15% On completion of each lesson
Hear & say exercises (4) 4% Weeks 3, 6, 9 & 12
Group presentation (4) 12% Weeks 3, 6, 8 & 10
Character tests (5) 5% On completion of each lesson
Mini tests (2) 8% Week 5 & 11
Term compositions (2) 6% Weeks 7 and UC exam period
Speaking tests (2) 8% Weeks 6 & 12
Written term tests (2) 36% Weeks 6 & 12

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Yuehua Liu, Tao-chung Yao, Nyan-Ping Bi, Yaohua Shi, Liangyan Ge; Integrated Chinese, Volume 3 Textbook ; 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui, 2017.

Yuehua Liu, Tao-chung Yao, Nyan-Ping Bi, Yaohua Shi, Liangyan Ge; Integrated Chinese, Volume 3 Workbook ; 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui, 2017.

Recommended text:
A Chinese-English dictionary (intermediate level).

There is a Learn (Moodle) component to this course

Additional material for homework and/or self-learning is available on the computers in the Language Labs, Logie 214. You can work there on your own when they are not booked for regular classes.

Other material, which may be helpful, can be found in the Library Subject Guides:

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

Course links

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,597.00

International fee $7,200.00

* 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 CHIN351 Occurrences

  • CHIN351-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022
  • CHIN351-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)