Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject offers intensive cultural and social immersion programs to Chinese language students, in conjunction with the Australia-China Student Forum run by the La Trobe University Confucius Institute. Both non-background students and overseas-born Chinese students are encouraged to apply. Students will participate in a pre-departure program in Melbourne, and in a 2-week in-country component. The latter comprises compulsory participation in the Australia-China Student Forum (ACSF) and cultural tours in China. Successful applicants will receive scholarships to cover the costs of pre-departure Chinese language classes and the in-country component of the subject.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBao-Qiang Gao

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHI1001,CHI1002,CHI1003,CHI1004,CHI1005,CHI1006


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects AST2AIC, AST3AIC, CHI2CIC

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 39-43, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size20

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBao-Qiang Gao

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 40 - 41
One 10.0 days block mode per study period on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 41 and delivered via blended.
"Students will visit local communities, universities, government organizations and industries, and immerse in a real Chinese language environment during their tour. Upon return to La Trobe University, students will complete a learning portofolio to critically delineate and summarize their experience, followed by a group presentation on contempoary Chinese culture and society. As part of the Australia-China Student Forum, they will also engage in the face-to-face disccusion with local Chinese students."

Seminar Week: 39 - 39
One 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 39 and delivered via blended.
"Pre-departure briefing session"


Assessment elementComments%
1000 words: Group presentation10
1000 words: Listening and speaking test10
1000 words: Reading test10
1000 words: Writing test10
2000 words: Australian-Chinese student group project30
2000 words: Learning portfolio and reflective journal30