CHIN 2201 - Chinese IIA
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code CHIN 2201 Course Chinese IIA Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites CHIN 1002, or NEW SACE Stage 2 Continuers' Chinese with a scaled grade of B- or higher, or equivalent, or with approval of Head of Department Incompatible CHIN 2001 Assumed Knowledge At least 400 Chinese characters and basic Chinese grammar patterns Course Description This course is for students who have completed Chinese IB. It consists of tuition in speaking, listening to, writing and reading modern standard Chinese. This course extends students' knowledge of basic grammar, vocabulary and structures found in the spoken and written forms of contemporary Chinese. The emphasis is on building up students' communicative skills in both speaking and reading through learning activities in class. It is anticipated that by the end of the course students will know about 650 Chinese characters and associated compounds related to contemporary China.
Course Coordinator: Dr Baohui Xie
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 gain knowledge and understanding of the required vocabulary and grammar 2 demonstrate ability to read and comprehend essays in Chinese on the topics covered in the course 3 demonstrate ability to construct, write and type sentences and short texts in Chinese on the topics covered in the course 4 demonstrate ability to discuss topics covered in the course in Chinese 5 demonstrate ability to engage in short conversations in Mandarin in a culturally appropriate manner with Chinese native speakers
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) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2, 3, 4, 5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2, 3, 4, 5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 2, 3, 5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Required ResourcesModern Chinese Textbook 1B 2012 Better Chinese LLC; ISBN 978-1-60603-484-2
Modern Chinese Workbook 1B 2012 Better Chinese LLC; ISBN 978-1-60603-485-9
Recommended ResourcesA Chinese-English dictionary
Online LearningThe Modern Chinese texts include on-line audio and visual materials that are avaialble to the students who have purchased the texts.
The MyUni site will be used to announce upcoming curricular and extra curricular events and host supplementary material. The site will help students and lecturers to communicate outside of class and help students prepare for lectures. Feedback will be given on MyUni Grade Centre.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesCommunicative skills will be developed through a task-oriented, activity-based approach. Students will be encouraged to participate actively at every stage of learning. Audio/visual materials presenting social situations and cultural settings will bring a degree of realism into the classroom. Learning strategies will be taught explicitly and linked to specific language-learning tasks. Wherever possible, the course will integrate linguistic learning with cultural learning to achieve the dual goal of language development and improvement in the four skill areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening and intercultural understanding and mediation.
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 2-hour tutorial (or equivalent) per week 24 hours per semester 4 hours reading/practise per week 48 hours per semester 4 hours assignment work per week 48 hours per semester 1 hour preparation per week 12 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
This course covers units 9-16 of the textbook, Modern Chinese 1B.
Schedule Week 1 Unit 9 Fashion Week 2 Unit 9 Fashion (continued) Week 3 Unit 10 Hobbies & Activities Week 4 Unit 11 Relationships & People Week 5 Unit 12 Medicine Week 6 Unit 12 Medicine (continued) Week 7 Unit 13 Business Week 8 Unit 13 Business (continued) Week 9 Unit 14 Festivals Week 10 Unit 15 Chinese Ways Week 11 Unit 16 Technology & Modern China Week 12 Revision & Oral Test
Specific Course RequirementsStudents are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceSmall group discovery is an integral part of the learning process. Techniques such as Think-Pair-Share will be used regularly in tutorials. Accumulative snow-balling techniques will be used to learn complex concepts and texts. Part of the oral test includes pair-work.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment task Task type Weighting Course learning outcomes Weekly dictation Formative & summative (*Category A) 10% 1 Participation Formative & summative (*Category A) 10% 1-5 Mid-semester exam Formative & summative (Category B) 20% 1-3 Oral test Summative (**Category C) 20% 2, 4, 5 Final exam Summative (Category D) 40% 1-3
** Part of the oral test involves pair work.
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials. It is required that students pass Assessment Category A to pass the course. There are no supplementary tests for formative assessments. Students who have missed a formative assessment due to medical or compassionate reasons and who have notified the course coordinator/tutor prior to the assessment will be given an average mark based on the results of the other assessments. Those who do not turn up for formative assessments without medical or compassionate reasons will be given no marks for the assessments.
Assessment DetailWeekly dictation: weekly dictations from week 2 to week 11, each worth 1% of the semester total - 10% weighting
Participation: attendance and participation in all lectures and tutorials - 10% weighting
Mid-semester exam: will include listening, writing and reading with a focus on listening - 20% weighting
Oral test: will include comprehension, listening and speaking - 20% weighting
Final exam: exam on writing and reading - 40% weighting
SubmissionAll assessment tasks except the final exam will be conducted during the teaching weeks of the semester and will be submitted in class.
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.
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