CHIN401-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Advanced Chinese Language Acquisition

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 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.

This course 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 (written texts or video clips) aimed at the native Chinese speakers, introducing expressions for discussion of indigenous issues, and Chinese language. 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.

There are four contact hours in the form of classroom teaching each week during term time. There is a total of 48 contact hours in this course, in which four general topics will be covered: indigenous people, family, evolution of Chinese language and classical Chinese. Each topic has 12 contact hours, in which the scheduled presentations and discussions are included. ‘Learn’ is used for course management.

Learning Outcomes

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.

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.


Subject to approval of the Programme Director.


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 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 A4 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Mengping Cheng


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Online discussions (10) 20%
Student-led discussions (4) 20% Weeks 3, 6, 9 & 12
Term essays (2) 40% Date to be confirmed
Term presentations (2) 20% Date to be confirmed

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,937.00

* 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 CHIN401 Occurrences

  • CHIN401-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022