Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to broaden the scope of students' Chinese communicative repertoire to include discussion of daily life and current affairs. The subject comprises the topics such as marriage, education, religion, gender equality and politics. The class activities are designed to improve students' communication skills in dealing with everyday topics and will be based around the textbook Taiwan Today.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHI3ADA or CHI1AD5 or CHI2AD5 or CHI3AD5 or co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects CHI1DSB, CHI1DS2, CHI2DS2, CHI3DS2, CHI3ADB, CHI1AD6, CHI2AD6, CHI1006, CHI3008

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTaiwan Today (1999 extended edition)PrescribedTeng, S. & Sun, L.TUNGHAI UNIVERSITY 1999.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentNo

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.


Assessment elementComments%
One 2-hour end of semester exam (2000 words equivalent)50
One oral presentation (500 words equivalent)15
One quiz (500 words equivalent)10
Two assignments (1000 words equivalent)25