CHIN 3010EX - Chinese In-Country Summer School III
External - Quadmester 4 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code CHIN 3010EX Course Chinese In-Country Summer School III 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 IIB or equivalent Incompatible CHIN 2007EX Assumed Knowledge Successful completion of Chinese IIB or higher level Chinese courses 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 a well-established and leading university in China, such as Shandong University, where the intensive Chinese language program is undertaken. The course includes intensive studies in Mandarin Chinese, cultural activities and seminars, and visits to cultural and historical sites in Shandong and Beijing, and some local cultural places (depending on the specific arrangement and agreement with the partner university in China. 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 the Chinese university. After class exercises will be of 3 hours each day. Students may have access to individual tutors from the Chinese 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 the Chinese University and a 1,500 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 Global Learning 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 Coordinator: Dr Ning ZhangCourse coordinator: Ning Zhang email@example.com
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
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. engage in group discussions on political, social, and cultural topics related to the texts learned in the course in 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)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesTextbooks and learning materials will be distributed in class in China.
Recommended ResourcesAn English – Chinese Dictionary
University’s library has a collection of books and references on China.
951 Chinese history
Contemporary Chinese magazines
Online LearningCourse information will be uploaded on MyUni. Reflectived paper will be submitted and marked via Turnitin on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesIntensive learning classes, culture seminars and activities, visits to historical and cultural sites.
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 1,500 English word refelction paper
Specific Course RequirementsStudents 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
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 must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryClass tests and final examinations in the Chinese Unviersity 80 %
One 1,500 English words refleciton paper assessed by staff at the University of Adelaide 20 %
Assessment Related RequirementsStudent must provide a copy of academic transcript for the course from sthe Chinese University.
Reflection paper must be submitted to MyUni by 4 January.
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SubmissionThe 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.
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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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
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