Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop communicative competence in topics of everyday interest in Chinese society; consolidate skills in simple correspondence and expository writing and enhance oral and aural skills by viewing and discussing a Chinese feature film. Topics include eating and food, shopping, education, media and family life.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBao-Qiang Gao

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHI2004 OR CHI2BEB OR CHI1BE4 OR CHI2BE4 OR CHI3BE4 or co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects CHI2ADA, CHI3BEA, CHI1BE5, CHI2BE5, CHI3BE5, CHI1AD3, CHI2AD3, CHI3AD3, CHI1005, CHI2005

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Speaking the language including role-play, oral presentation and discussions of daily themes in order to develop students' fundamental skills in communication.

Oral presentation, role-play
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Write assignments and quizzes at home and in classroom that shows an understanding of the language grammar, expression and structure which they have learned.

Written assignments, quizzes,
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBao-Qiang Gao

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour mid semester test (1000 words equivalent)20 02
One 2-hour end of semester examination (2000 words equivalent)40 02
One role-play (500-words equivalent)20 01
Two assignments (500-words equivalent)20 01, 02