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

Chinese Language 3-A

30 points

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


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 200 new words and expressions and 20 grammatical points and functions required at this intermediate level of Chinese learning. Related cultural points will also be introduced and discussed to extend students understanding of the Chinese language. Learner-centred, communicative, and task-based teaching approaches are used with multimedia learning resources. There are 48 contact hours in the form of class teaching in total for one semester, with four hours per week.

Learning Outcomes

  • As a student in this course, you will be able to
  • Understand clearly articulated Chinese on everyday subjects in Mandarin Chinese, particularly topics covered in the textbooks, and be aware of and be exposed to Chinese native speakers, including those with selected regional accents.
  • Read texts of a non-technical nature comprising a vocabulary of the first 1500 most frequently used words, and read - with the help of dictionaries - texts consisting of the first 2500 most frequently used words in Chinese.
  • 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.
  • Have a good mastery of the vocabulary and sentence patterns taught in the course, use these words and sentence patterns to conduct meaningful conversations with a native speaker, and write simple compositions within the content range of the textbooks.
  • Develop more understanding of global conditions, become competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts, and 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 you critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply the knowledge and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


CHIN252 or placement test.


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.

Course Coordinator

Nancy Chu


Nancy Chu


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Forum participation (12) 6% Weekly participation
Workbook exercises (5) 15% Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10 & 13
Group presentation (3) 9% Weeks 4, 6 & 9
Character tests (3) 6% Weeks 3, 5 & 10
Mini tests (3) 12% Weeks 3, 5 & 10
Term compositions (2) 8% Weeks 7 and 12
Speaking tests (2) 8% Weeks 7 & 12
Written term tests (2) 36% Weeks 7 & 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.

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

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)