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CHI3550

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Lijian Hong

Synopsis

This unit is designed for students with relatively high Chinese language level to conduct a project-based language program for professional purposes. On a weekly basis, it will organize students into groups and search news reports from major English newspapers of western countries, online or offline, translate them into Chinese, where necessary, and re-write news reports with students' own comments. The news briefings will be broadcast by students at a local Chinese language radio station and published in a local Chinese language community newspaper.

Objectives

  1. Through daily searching news reports from major English online and offline media, students are expected to keep in touch with the latest developments in world affairs and to improve their understanding of the social, political, cultural and economic contexts against which media terms and expressions are used in their weekly news briefing writings.

  1. By weekly based extensive reading, translating, writing and editing news briefings, students are expected to greatly enhance their Chinese language writing skills for professional purposes.

  1. Through extensive daily search and analysis of useful news reports from the Internet and major newspapers for the purpose of providing up-to-date news briefing for local Chinese language media publication, students are expected to improve their basic research skills and techniques of searching for useful information for professional purposes.

Assessment

Class contribution: 10%
Written work: 60%
Presentations: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Lijan Hong

Contact hours

3 hours (3 x 1 hour seminars) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Chinese translation
Chinese language

Prerequisites

Chinese level equivalent to Chinese 7

Prohibitions

CHI2550, CHI2955, CHI3955, CHI4550, CHI4559