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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.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBao-Qiang Gao

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjects CHI1PPA, CHI3PPA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

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