CHIN 2201 - Chinese IIA

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Hong Cai

    Dr. Hong Cai
    RM 641, Kenneth Wills Building
    Ph: +61 8 83132598
    Email: hong.cai@adelaide.edu.au
    Consultation hours: Wednesday 12pm-1pm 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
    On 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)
    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, 3, 4, 5
    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, 4, 5
    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
    2, 3, 4, 5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    4, 5
    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
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    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
    4, 5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Modern Chinese Textbook 1B 2013 Better Chinese LLC (Second Edition); ISBN 978-1-60603-578-8
    Modern Chinese Workbook 1B 2013 Better Chinese LLC (Second Edition); ISBN 978-1-60603-579-5
    Recommended Resources
    A Chinese-English dictionary
    Online Learning
    The 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 Modes
    Communicative 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.
    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 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 Requirements
    Students are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    The Small Group Discovery Experience is an integral part of our learning process. Relevant 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.
  • 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 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
    *    It is required that students pass category A to pass the course.
    **  Part of the oral test involves pair work.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students 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 and the appropriate official documentation (not simply a Dr's certificate)  will be given no marks for the assessments.
    Assessment Detail
    Weekly 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
    Submission
    All assessment tasks except the final exam will be conducted during the teaching weeks of the semester and will be submitted in class.
    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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