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CHI1450 - Chinese for business communication, part 1

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Candy Wang

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit provides students with Chinese language training in a business and commerce context. By exposing students to a specialised business text style, students who wish to further improve their Chinese language proficiency can have an opportunity to grasp the language features of business texts and practice writing and translating related texts, thus developing their current bilingual language proficiency as well as broadening their career opportunities.

Objectives

Students are expected to achieve the following goals upon successful completion of the unit:

  1. to acquire familiarity with the basic linguistic features of Chinese business text through discourse analysis;
  2. to acquire basic Chinese business writing skills;
  3. to foster basic translation skills in translating business texts;
  4. to further improve their knowledge of the Chinese language in the specific business context.

Assessment

Written work & Class test: 90%
Class participation and performance: 10%

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 2-hour seminar per week

Prerequisites

Chinese 8 or equivalent/permission

Prohibitions

CHI1945, CHI2450, CHI2945, CHI3450, CHI3945, CHI4450, CHI4459, CHI5450

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