Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to broaden the scope of students' Chinese communicative repertoire to include discussion of daily life in sports, market, food, drinks and other cultural issues in society. The class activities are designed to improve students' communication skills in dealing with everyday topics and will be based around the textbook Taiwan Today.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesAssignments, quizzes in class, oral presentation, role-play

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsCHI1DS1 OR CHI3DS1 OR CHI3007 OR CHI1AD5 OR CHI2AD5 OR CHI2DS1 OR CHI1005

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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. Speak in summarily form of articles that show an understanding of the current issues occurred in both Australia and overseas in Mandarin.
02. Write short pieces of work that show an understanding of the daily issues from newspapers and other forms of media.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

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*

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

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO1

One Chinese cultural project (1000 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

One oral presentation (500 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo15 SILO2

One quiz (500 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo10 SILO2