CHINESE IN-COUNTRY: AUSTRALIA CHINA STUDENT FORUM
Credit points: 30
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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Learning ActivitiesLibrary literature review on Chinese culture and society pre-departure, discussion with Chinese students during the Australia-China Students Forum, daily encounters in Chinese with local university students and residents; seminars on contemporary Chinese culture and society, writing a learning portfolio, delivering a group presentation and Chinese writing practice
PrerequisitesCHI1002 OR CHI1006 OR CHI1005 OR CHI1001 OR CHI1004 OR CHI1003
Equivalent subjectsCHI2CIC OR AST3AIC OR AST2AIC
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Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Week 39-43, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen
One 10.00 d 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 organisations and industries, and immerse in a real Chinese language environment during their tour. Upon return to La Trobe University, students will complete a learning portfolio to critically delineate and summarise their experience, followed by a group presentation on contemporary Chinese culture and society. As part of the Australia-China Student Forum, they will also engage in the face-to-face discussion with local Chinese students."
One 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 39 and delivered via blended.
"Pre-departure briefing session"
1000 words: Group presentation
1000 words: Listening and speaking test
1000 words: Reading test
1000 words: Writing test
2000 words: Australian-Chinese student group project
2000 words: Learning portfolio and reflective journal