CHIN353-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Chinese Language 3-C

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


CHIN353 builds on the language skills acquired in CHIN352 and further develops and consolidates the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese. The course will use texts (both written texts and video clips) aimed at the native Chinese speakers. It covers a wide range of topics, including indigenous issues and Chinese culture and society. For developing writing and speaking skills, students will be required to do oral presentation, conduct student-led discussions, and write two short essays in Chinese.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the completion of this course, students are expected to have achieved the following:
  • 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 conversations with a native speaker and to be able to deliver abstract ideas with expressions and sentence structures covered in the course.
  • 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.

      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.


CHIN352 or placement test


Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 11:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mengping Cheng


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online discussion (10) 20% Weekly assessment
Student-led discussions 30% Weeks 3, 6, 9 & 11
Term essays (2) 30%
Term presentations (2) 20% Weeks & & 12

Textbooks / Resources

Selected texts and video clips aimed at the native speakers of Chinese languages. These materials are accessible via Learn.

A Chinese-English dictionary (intermediate level) is recommended.

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

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 CHIN353 Occurrences

  • CHIN353-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022