CHIN 2007EX - Chinese In-Country Summer School II

External - Quadmester 4 - 2019

The Chinese In-Country Summer School is a 5 week intensive language study tour to China from early December to mid-January. The course is provided in conjunction with the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide and Shandong University, where the intensive Chinese language program is undertaken. Shandong University is one of China's leading universities. The course includes intensive studies in Mandarin Chinese, cultural activities and seminars, and visits to cultural and historical sites in Shanghai, Shandong and Beijing. It will greatly enhance students' linguistic abilities and their understanding of Chinese society and culture. The intensive language training consists of up to 20 hours per week of reading/grammar, oral/conversation and listening classes delivered by highly experienced staff at Shandong University's College of International Education. The study tour is accompanied by staff from the Department of Asian Studies or the Confucius Institute. Students will have access to individual tutors from Shandong University's after-class tutoring scheme. After completion students will be required to submit their academic transcript and graduation certificate from Shandong University and a 1,000 word reflection paper on their experience (in English). Students wishing to enrol in the Chinese In-Country Summer School must first register with the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide, and also see the staff at the Faculty of Arts office before their departure if they wish to have the course counted towards their major/minor in Chinese or Diploma of Languages (Chinese).

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHIN 2007EX
    Course Chinese In-Country Summer School II
    Coordinating Unit Centre for Asian Studies
    Term Quadmester 4
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s External
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 20 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites Successful completion of Chinese IB or equivalent or above
    Incompatible CHIN 3010
    Course Description The Chinese In-Country Summer School is a 5 week intensive language study tour to China from early December to mid-January. The course is provided in conjunction with the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide and Shandong University, where the intensive Chinese language program is undertaken. Shandong University is one of China's leading universities. The course includes intensive studies in Mandarin Chinese, cultural activities and seminars, and visits to cultural and historical sites in Shanghai, Shandong and Beijing. It will greatly enhance students' linguistic abilities and their understanding of Chinese society and culture.
    The intensive language training consists of up to 20 hours per week of reading/grammar, oral/conversation and listening classes delivered by highly experienced staff at Shandong University's College of International Education. The study tour is accompanied by staff from the Department of Asian Studies or the Confucius Institute. Students will have access to individual tutors from Shandong University's after-class tutoring scheme.
    After completion students will be required to submit their academic transcript and graduation certificate from Shandong University and a 1,000 word reflection paper on their experience (in English).
    Students wishing to enrol in the Chinese In-Country Summer School must first register with the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide, and also see the staff at the Faculty of Arts office before their departure if they wish to have the course counted towards their major/minor in Chinese or Diploma of Languages (Chinese).
    Course Staff
    Contact email: ning.zhang@adelaide.edu.au
    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 Obtain knowledge and understanding of the Chinese language and many aspects of Chinese culture and society
    2 Acquire the ability to use independently a variety of sources to further your own understanding of the Chinese language
    3 Acquire the ability to work to strict timelines on regular exercises and assessments
    4 Develop the ability to work collaboratively with peers
    5 Develop an understanding of and respect for cultural difference and diversity combined with a knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in intercultural communication;
    6 Develop a heightened awareness and understanding of different ways of seeing the world, specifically the Chinese world views
    7 Acquire the ability to research, synthesise, analyse and present information related to Chinese language and culture and using appropriate technologies and resources
    8 Develop increased critical and analytical thinking skills
    9 Gain an understanding of, and commitment to, the importance of life-long learning through a passion for Chinese language and culture that will, we hope, encourage you to travel to, study or work in Chinese speaking countries in the future
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Text books and learning materials will be provided by the host university in Shandong.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    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

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    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.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as CEQ surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at least once every 2 years. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data can be found at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/planning/selt/.
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