CHIN 1002 - Chinese IB
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Dr Hong CaiDr. Hong Cai
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Consultation hours: Friday 1pm-2pm or by appointments
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 obtain a knowledge and understanding of the Chinese characters and basic structure of the Chinese language and of the social, historical and cultural contexts in which the language has been used and is currently used 2 obtain a critical understanding of the linguistic landscape of Chinese speaking countries and regions and ways in which social and cultural specifications are represented through Chinese and Chinese speaking people 3 obtain the independent ability to use a variety of sources to further understanding of the Chinese language 4 locate, evaluate and apply the linguistic knowledge learned to handle general courtesy in Mandarin, answer predicable questions, introduce one’s studying and working environment, express locations, go shopping and make travel plans in Mandarin 5 obtain an understanding of and respect for cultural difference and diversity combined with a knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in intercultural communication 6 demonstrate a heightened awareness and understanding of aspects of one's own language and culture as well as different ways of seeing the world 7 demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in a small group with peers in the exploration, generation and presentation of ideas, information and a meaningful dialogue 8 gain the ability to be a critical and self-reflective learner, and to sustain intellectual curiosity about Chinese language, society and culture 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
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3, 6, 8 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1, 4, 7 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5, 9 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
5, 6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesThe 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/.
Mandarin Chinese: An Introduction, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2000, reprinted in 2003, Mobo
C. F. Gao
A Chinese-English and English-Chinese Dictionary
Online LearningMaterials required for this course are available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures
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 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.
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 SummaryThis 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
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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 RequirementsStudents must pass the weekly dictation (Category A) in order to pass the course.
Assessment DetailWeekly 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
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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
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