chi3cic chinese in country acsf




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.

SchoolSchool 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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to explore Chinese cultural component through library, literature and online based resource in English

library literature review on Chinese culture and society pre-departure
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)

02. Ability to formulate a brief opinion on familiar, everyday matters and to generally engage in the discussion on China related topics.

discussion with Chinese students during the Australia-China Students Forum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

03. Ability to manage open-ended short communication with functional approximations of accurate language and intonation for the context

daily encounters in Chinese with local university students and residents; seminars on contempoary Chinese culture and society
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving(Creative Problem-solving)

04. Ability to perform a basic analysis and synthesis, and to develop and evaluate simple arguments. Ability to use a bilingual paper based and online based dictionaries correctly.

writing a learning portfolio on this program
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking(Critical Thinking)

05. Ability to work as part of a team in class role play activities and presentation.

delivering a group presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:

06. Ability to write functional sentences using appropriate structure with correct grammar in Chinese

Chinese writing practice
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research(Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Week 39-43, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBao-Qiang Gao

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 40 - 41
One 10.0 days field trip 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."

SeminarWeek: 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%ILO*
1000 words: Group presentation1005
1000 words: Listening and speaking test1002
1000 words: Reading test1001
1000 words: Writing test1006
2000 words: Australian-Chinese student group project3002, 04
2000 words: Learning portfolio and reflective journal3003, 04