Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

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.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCHI2003 OR CHI4007 OR CHI2004 OR CHI4008 OR CHI3005 OR CHI1002 OR CHI3006


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Chinese Level 1/2 Character Workbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorYao, T. et. al.





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Culturally appropriate and confident speaking and using the target language to communicate with native speakers
02. Listening, body language, gesture and awareness of culturally appropriate behaviour
03. Reading, writing with expanded vocabulary range
04. Awareness and understanding of the cultural differences in communication

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Class exercises and activities (equivalent to 600 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 2-hour written end-of-semester examination (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo35 SILO3, SILO4

One oral presentation of 3 minutes (equivalent to 400 words)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo15 SILO3

Two 600-word written assignments and one oral presentation (equivalent to 1200 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4