CHIN 2007EX - Chinese In-Country Summer School II

External - Quadmester 4 - 2021

The Chinese In-Country Summer School is a 3 week intensive language study tour to China from early December. 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 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 25 hours per week of reading/grammar, oral/conversation and listening classes delivered by highly experienced staff at Shandong University's College of International Education. After class exercises will be of 3 hours each day. Students will have access to individual tutors from Shandong University's after-class tutoring scheme. Class attendance, continuing assessments and final exams account towards final mark of the course. Upon completion of the study tour, students will be required to submit their academic transcript and graduation certificate from Shandong University and a 1,000 English words reflection paper on their experience in China. 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 N
    Prerequisites Chinese IB or equivalent
    Incompatible CHIN 3010EX
    Assumed Knowledge Successful completion of Chinese IB or equivalent
    Restrictions Not for Chinese international students
    Course Description The Chinese In-Country Summer School is a 3 week intensive language study tour to China from early December. 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 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 25 hours per week of reading/grammar, oral/conversation and listening classes delivered by highly experienced staff at Shandong University's College of International Education. After class exercises will be of 3 hours each day. Students will have access to individual tutors from Shandong University's after-class tutoring scheme. Class attendance, continuing assessments and final exams account towards final mark of the course. Upon completion of the study tour, students will be required to submit their academic transcript and graduation certificate from Shandong University and a 1,000 English words reflection paper on their experience in China. 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

    Course Coordinator: Dr Ning Zhang

    Contact email:

    Course coordinator: Nign Zhang ning.zhang@adelaide.edu.au

    Tour leader for 2017: Luke Giles luke.giles@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

    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)
    1,5-7
    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
    2,3,5-8
    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
    4,5,7,8
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,5-7,9
    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
    5,6
    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
    5,6,9
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Text books and learning materials will be provided by the host university in Shandong.
    Recommended Resources
    An English – Chinese Dictionary

    University’s library has a collection of books and references on China.
    951 Chinese history
    Contemporary Chinese magazines
    Chinese studies
    Online Learning
    Communications via MyUni.
    Reflection paper is required to submit through Turnitin on MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Intensive learning classes, culture seminars and activities, visits to historical and cultural sites.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    • Up 6 hours of tour seminars
    • Cultural lecture/seminar delivered by professor/lecturers from Shandong University (up to 8 hours across the three weeks)
    • Lecturers in Shandong University provide teaching to the group [48 hours, across 13 daily classes] and 2 exams of up to 60 minutes each
    • Chinese study buddies [up to 28 hours, across 13 days]
    Learning Activities Summary
    • Intensive Chinese classes on daily basis for 13 days
    • Two final examinations in Shandong University
    • Cultural tour/visits in Shandong and Beijing (5 days)
    • One 1,000 English word refelction paper
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students are required to attend all classes, seminars, and cultural tours/visits.

    Students must pass the language course provided by Shandong University and the reflection paper to be summited at the end of the course and marked by staff from Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Calsses in Shandong University are  conducted in small groups. 
    Chinese studies buddies program on one to one or one to two basis during the study period at Shandong University.


  • 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
    Class tests and final examinations in Shandong Unviersity     80 %

    One 1,000 English words refleciton paper assessed by staff at University of Adelaide 20 %
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Student must provide a copy of academic transcript for the course from shandong University.

    Reflection paper must be submitted to MyUni by 4 January.
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission
    The Reflection paper is to be submitted electronically via turnitin on MyUni before the prescribed deadlines. Submission by other means will not be marked.
    Late submission is not accepted unless otherwise exempted due to medical reasons supported by a doctor’s certificate or in compassionate circumstances approved by the Faculty of Arts. MACA form is required.
    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.

  • Student Feedback

    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 GOS 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 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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                          issues affecting
                          study

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    Student Care   Advocacy,             http://www.auu.org.au/site/page.cfm?u=69
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                          counselling,
                          welfare support
                          and advice

    Students with  Alternative            http://www.adelaide.edu.au/disability/
    a Disability      academic
                          arrangements

                          Reasonable           http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/64/
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                          Teaching &
                          Assessment for
                          Students with a
                          Disability Policy
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    Obligatin for Coursework Students
    policy and Academic Dishonesty
    Procedures

    Assessment for Coursework             http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/700/
    Programs

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    Modified Arrangements for              http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/3303/
    Coursework Assessment

    Student Grievance Resolution          http://www.adelaide.edu.au/student/grievance/
    Process

    Unsatisfactory Academic Progress    http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/1803/
    by Coursework Students

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