CHIN 2202 - Chinese IIB

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    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
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Ning Zhang

    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 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
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Modern Chinese Textbook 2A 2013 Better Chinese LLC
    Modern Chinese Workbook 2A 2013 Better Chinese LLC

    Recommended Resources
    Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries
    Online Learning
    The 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 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 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 Requirements
    Students are expected to attend all lectures and tutorials.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Small 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.
  • 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 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
    *Students must pass Category A to pass the course.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students 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.
    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 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

    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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