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CHI5450

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Candy Wang

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%

Chief examiner(s)

Candy Wang

Contact hours

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

Prerequisites

Chinese 8 or equivalent/permission

Prohibitions

CHI1450, CHI1945, CHI2450, CHI2945, CHI3450, CHI3945, CHI4450, CHI4459, CHI4945, CHI5945