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This course builds on the language skills that students have acquired in the previous three years. Reading materials will include various topics and styles. Students are expected to summarise the reading in their own words, both oral and written, and to write reviews and essays in Chinese.
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.
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Subject to approval of the Programme Director.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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:
Domestic fee $1,937.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences