CHINESE 7 (PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES)

CHI2007

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the use of Chinese for professional purposes at an elementary level. Through role-play and video viewing, students acquire communicative ability in a range of professional situations such as formal introductions, exchange of name cards, travel arrangements, banquets, shopping, greetings and phone calls. The focus is on the acquisition of oral skills together with an understanding of the cultural background necessary for successful communication in Chinese communities. Topics covered include: cultural differences, Chinese language, traditional ideas and history, gender relations, family and self-image in Chinese society.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBao-Qiang Gao

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Any one of: CHI1o06, CHI2o06, CHI3o06, CHI1ADB, CHI1AD2, CHI2AD2, CHI3AD2, CHI2BEB, CHI1BE4, CHI2BE4, CHI3BE4, CHI1DSB, CHI1DS2, CHI2DS2, CHI3DS2 or co-ordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHI1PPA, CHI3PPA, CHI2PPA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsChina: a handbook on intercultural communicationPrescribedBrick, J.MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY 2004

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Culturally appropriate and confident speaking and using the target language to communicate with native speakers

Activities:
Dialogue, conversation and in class discussions, interviewing/talking with native speakers,
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Speaking

02. Listening, body language, gesture and awareness of culturally appropriate behaviour

Activities:
Listening, video watching and interviewing/ talking with native speakers
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

03. Reading, writing with expanded vocabulary range

Activities:
Prescribed textbook readings, reading materials on relevant topics, sentence makings, short passages and essay writing with given topics
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

04. awareness and understanding of the cultural differences in communication

Activities:
Pair work within the class, meeting with international students and interviewing native speakers
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Inquiry/ Research

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