CHIN 1002 - Chinese IB

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

Chinese IB is a continuation of Chinese IA. It continues instruction and practice in the speaking, understanding, writing and reading of modern standard Chinese. Throughout the course, mastery of conversational skills will be reinforced through oral-aural practice and at the same time, increased emphasis will be placed on contemporary texts. By the end of the semester students will know around 400 Chinese characters and associated compounds.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHIN 1002
    Course Chinese IB
    Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 5 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites CHIN 1001 or equivalent
    Course Description Chinese IB is a continuation of Chinese IA. It continues instruction and practice in the speaking, understanding, writing and reading of modern standard Chinese. Throughout the course, mastery of conversational skills will be reinforced through oral-aural practice and at the same time, increased emphasis will be placed on contemporary texts. By the end of the semester students will know around 400 Chinese characters and associated compounds.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Mobo Chang Fan Gao

    Dr. Hong Cai
    RM 641, Kenneth Wills Building
    Ph: +61 8 83132598
    Email: hong.cai@adelaide.edu.au
    Consultation hours: Wednesday 2pm-4pm or by appointments
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Chinese language and many aspects of Chinese culture and society
    2 Obtain the independent ability to use a variety of sources to further understanding of the Chinese language
    3 Obtain the ability to work to strict timelines
    4 Obtain the ability to work collaboratively with peers
    5 Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for cultural difference and diversity combined with a knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in intercultural communication
    6 Develop a heightened awareness and understanding of different ways of seeing the world, specifically the Chinese world views
    7 Obtain the ability to research, synthesise, analyse and present information related to Chinese language and culture and using appropriate technologies and resources
    8 Demonstrate increased critical and analytical thinking skills
    9 Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the importance of life-long learning through a passion for Chinese language and culture
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The textbook used for this course is Modern Chinese. The print material (a text book and a workbook) can be purchased http://www.betterchinese.com/College/Modern-Chinese/ at $120.
    Recommended Resources
    https://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/Main_Page

    Mandarin Chinese: An Introduction, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2000, reprinted in 2003, Mobo
    C. F. Gao

    A Reference to Mandarin Chinese, XACT Publications, Queensland, 2000, Mobo C F Gao

    A Chinese-English and English-Chinese Dictionary
    Online Learning
    Materials required for this course are available on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Lectures
    Students may, at their discretion, attend either two of the four lectures. The purpose of the lectures is to explain the grammar of each chapter, the structure of the characters and cultural background. Language lectures are not the same as that of many other courses and require active participation with your eyes, ears, mouths and hands as well as your brain. Therefore you cannot just get lecture notes to replace your participation in class. For that reason, we don’t have lectures recorded or notes to distribute.

    Tutorials
    Tutorials are designed to provide the all-important language practice and consolidation. In tutorials, students work individually, in pairs or in small groups to practice listening and speaking, reading and writing, under the guidance of their tutor who will assist them in overcoming any difficulties they may experience. Tutors will explain instructions for homework, collect, mark and return them with feedback. They will also administer and mark tests. Remember to bring the textbook as well as the workbook to all tutorials.


    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    1 x 2-hour lecture (or equivalent) per week 24 hours per semester
    1 x 1-hour tutorial (or equivalent) per week 12 hours per semester
    1 x 1-hour seminar (or equivalent) per week 12 hours per semester
    6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester
    2 hours research per week 24 hours per semestercell
    2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester
    TOTAL WORKLOAD HOURS 168 hours per semester



    Learning Activities Summary
    This course will cover units 5-8 of Modern Chinese
    Schedule
    Week 1 Introduction; part of Unit 5 Lesson 1
    Week 2 Unit 5 lesson 1: vocabulary and texts, key phrases, structure notes and cultural spotlight
    Week 3 Unit 5 lesson 2: vocabulary and texts, key phrases, structure notes and cultural spotlight
    Week 4 Unit 6 lesson 1: vocabulary and texts, key phrases, structure notes and cultural spotlight
    Week 5 Unit 6 lesson 2: vocabulary and texts, key phrases, structure notes and cultural spotlight
    Week 6 Mid-semester written test 
    Week 7 Unit 7 lesson 1: vocabulary and texts, key phrases, structure notes and cultural spotlight
    Week 8 Unit 7 lesson 2: vocabulary and texts, key phrases, structure notes and cultural spotlight
    Week 9 Unit 8 lesson 1: vocabulary and texts, key phrases, structure notes and cultural spotlight
    Week 10 Unit 8 lesson 2: vocabulary and texts, key phrases, structure notes and cultural spotlight
    Week 11 Review 
    Week 12 Oral Test
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Weekly dictation Formative and Summative - Category A 10% 1-9
    Participation Formative and Summative - Category B 10% 1-9
    Mid-semester written test Formative and Summative - Category C 20% 1-9
    Oral test Formative and Summative - Category D 20% 1-9
    Final exam Summative - Category E 40% 1-9


    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must pass the weekly dictation (Category A) in order to pass the course.
    Assessment Detail
    Weekly dictation: weekly character dictations from week 2 to week 11, each worth 1% of the semester total - 10% weighting

    Participation: attendance and participation in all lectures, tutorials, seminars and MyUni activities - 10% weighting

    Mid-semester written test: will include writing and reading -20% weighting

    Oral test: will include comprehension, listening and speaking - 20% weighting
     
    Final exam: exam on comprehension, listening, speaking, writing and reading - 40% weighting

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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