|Availability||Semester 1 (see Timetable)|
|Details for new undergraduate courses|
|Content||This unit follows on from CHIN1404 Chinese 4 and provides further development of linguistic and cultural competency. While the unit covers the four linguistic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), emphasis is placed on communicative competence and more comprehensive reading and writing skills. At the same time, increased emphasis is placed on recognising radicals that compose Chinese characters and on developing reading and writing skills using a dictionary or online material. |
Successful completion of this unit brings students to the ISLPR Level 2+ (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings).
|Outcomes||Students are able to (1) talk about cultural conventions such as eating habits; (2) discuss and comment on issues such as calligraphy, dancing or playing chess with a Chinese; (3) compare different countries in terms of populations, scenery and well-known aspects; (4) engage in small talk with a stranger; and (5) compliment a friend about his/her dressing, job, etc. Additionally, through learning to express their ideas and performing assigned tasks in the Chinese language, students are able to refine generic skills such as understanding the self and others, understanding the language in general and critical analysis.|
|Assessment||This comprises attendance and homework (10 per cent); dictation tests (10 per cent); an in-class essay (20 per cent); an oral examination (30 per cent); and an end-of-semester examination (30 per cent).|
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
|Unit Coordinator(s)||Professor Gary Sigley|
|Contact hours||3 hrs per week|