CHINESE 4

CHI2004

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

In this subject students further develop skills in oral communication and are introduced to the more complex grammatical structures of the spoken language. By the end of the semester, students will be able to use the most common sentence patterns of colloquial Chinese and will have acquired an additional 250 characters. Students extend their communicative repertoire to include everyday life in an overseas Chinese context, including shopping at Chinese markets, renting, Chinese pastimes and using public transport in China. An additional video class focuses on life in Beijing.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHI2003 or CHI2BEA or CHI1BE3 or CHI2BE3 or CHI3BE3 or co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHI2BEB, CHI1BE4, CHI2BE4, CHI3BE4, CHI1AD2, CHI2AD2, CHI3AD2, CHI2ADB, CHI1004

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntegrated Chinese Level 1/2 Character WorkbookPrescribedYao, T. et. al.BOSTON 1997
ReadingsIntegrated Chinese Level 1/2 TextbookPrescribedYao, T. et. al.BOSTON 1997
ReadingsIntegrated Chinese Level 1/2 WorkbookPrescribedYao, T. et. al.BOSTON 1997

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Awareness of cultural differences

Activities:
Comparison in translation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

02. Students should be able to use the sentence patterns & vocab to write short passages with given topics

Activities:
Sentence making, short dialogue & essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

03. Students should be able to use the vocab introduced in class to communicate effectively with given topics

Activities:
Textbook learning, dialogue & conversation with given topics, role play, pair work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Speaking
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class exercises and one quiz (equivalent to 400 words)10 03
One 2-hour end of semester examination (equivalent to 2000 words)50 01, 02
One oral and aural test of 3 minutes (equivalent to 400 words)10 01
Two written assignments (equivalen to 800 words) and one oral of 3 minutes (equivalent to 400 words)30 02, 03