CHINA AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
Credit points: 15
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, exchange gifts, travel arrangements, greetings and phone calls. The focus is on the acquisition of oral skills together with an understanding of the cultural background and context 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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesPrescribed textbook readings, reading materials on relevant topics, sentence makings, short passages and essay writing with given topics. Dialogue, conversation and in class discussions, interviewing/talking with native speakers. Listening, video watching.
PrerequisitesCHI2003 OR CHI4007 OR CHI2004 OR CHI4008 OR CHI3005 OR CHI1002 OR CHI3006
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Chinese Level 1/2 Character Workbook
AuthorYao, T. et. al.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Class exercises and activities (equivalent to 600 words)
|Other||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
One 2-hour written end-of-semester examination (equivalent to 2000 words)
|Central exam||Individual||No||35||SILO3, SILO4|
One oral presentation of 3 minutes (equivalent to 400 words)
Two 600-word written assignments and one oral presentation (equivalent to 1200 words)
|Other||Individual||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|