CHIN 2202 - Chinese IIB
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code CHIN 2202 Course Chinese IIB Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Prerequisites CHIN 2001 or CHIN 2201 Incompatible CHIN 2002 Assumed Knowledge At least 650 Chinese characters and basic Chinese grammar patterns Course Description This course is a continuation of Chinese IIA. It consists of tuition in speaking, listening to, writing and reading modern standard Chinese. This course further extends students' knowledge of basic grammar, vocabulary and structures found in the spoken and written forms of contemporary Chinese. The main emphasis is on building up vocabulary and reading experience as a basis for studying contemporary Chinese society and culture. It is anticipated that by the end of the course students will know around 900 Chinese characters and most commonly used Chinese grammar patterns.
Course Coordinator: Dr Chi-Ni William Wang
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 display knowledge and understanding of the required vocabulary and grammar 2 read and comprehend essays in Chinese on the topics covered in the course 3 construct, write and type sentences and short texts in Chinese on the topics covered in the course 4 discuss and present topics and cultural/social issues covered in the course in Chinese 5 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. 1-5 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 2-5 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1-5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2-5 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1-5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-5
Modern Chinese Textbook 2A 2013 Better Chinese LLC
Modern Chinese Workbook 2A 2013 Better Chinese LLC
Recommended ResourcesChinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries
Online LearningThe MyUni site will be used to announce upcoming curricular and extra curricula 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.
There is a total of four contact hours per week divided into introductory sessions (2 hours of lectures) and follow-up practice sessions (2 hours of tutorials).
Introductory sessions focus on the textual material including new vocabulary, linguistic features, grammar, usage and relevant cultural information.
Follow-up practice sessions include a variety of exercises and activities using audio-visual or other
means. They focus on:
1. vocabulary use, practice of the functions, and other aspects of language use encountered in the
texts including pronunciation and tones;
2. language development in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading skills and writing);
3. individual or group work in completing a set task. These may culminate in a group presentation,
individual report to the class, role play or other activities. Whenever possible, set tasks will
4. contribute to the completion of a ‘megatask’ at appropriate intervals during the semester or at the
end of the semester.
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 hours preparation per week 12 hours per semester TOTAL WORKLOAD 156 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
This course will cover Units 1-5 of the text Modern Chinese 2A.
Schedule Week 1 Lesson 1 (Weather) of Unit 1 Week 2 Lesson 1, Unit 1 (continued) Week 3 Lesson 2 (Travel and Climate) of Unit 1 Week 4 Lesson 1 (Applying to Study Abroad) of Unit 2 Week 5 Lesson 2 (Joining a Student Club) of Unit 2 Week 6 Lesson 1 (Living On-campus or Off-campus) of Unit 3 Week 7 Lesson 2 (Apartment Hunting) of Unit 3 Week 8 Lesson 1 (Shopping Online) of Unit 4 Week 9 Lesson 2 (Returning merchandise) of Unit 4 Week 10 Lesson 1 (At a Bascketball Game) of Unit 5 Week 11 Lesson 2 (An Interview) of Unit 5 Week 12 Revision and 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 small group discussion, role plays, Think-Pair-Share will be used regularly in tutorials. Part of the oral test involves 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 test Formative & summative - Category B 20% 1-3 Essay Formative & summative - Category C 10% 1-4 Oral presentation Summative - Category D 10% 2, 4, 5 Oral test Summative - Category D 10% 2, 4, 5 Final exam Summative - Category E 30% 1-3
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials. There are no supplementary tests for weekly dictation, participation, mid-semester test and the essay. Students who have missed these assessments 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 other assessments. Those who do not turn up for assessments without medical or compassionate reasons will be given no marks.
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 test: will include listening, writing and reading with a focus on listening - 20% weighting
Essay: short essay of minimum 250 Chinese characters - 10% weighting
Oral presentation: presentation in pairs - 10% weighting
Oral test: one-on-one conversation and reading - 10% 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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