units

ATS2004

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Robert Irving

Notes

Previously coded CHI2040

Synopsis

Chinese Intermediate 2 completes an overview of the important sentence structures of modern standard Chinese. Equal emphasis is placed on the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Speaking classes cover practical, everyday situations to develop interactive competence at a basic level in a range of situations likely to be encountered in daily life in contemporary China. In addition to regular classroom activities, listening and reading skills will be further developed through the use of audio/visual, Web-based and computer assisted learning materials.

Outcomes

Building on the language skills acquired in Chinese Intermediate 1, on successful completion of Chinese Intermediate 2 students will have developed:

  1. the ability to read and write around an additional 200 Chinese characters (900) total
  2. an understanding of the basic syntax system of Modern Standard Chinese and of the similarities and differences between it and English
  3. knowledge of a grammatical framework with which to analyse and describe the vernacular Chinese under study facilitating progression to later study of formal written Chinese (in Chinese Media Studies and Advanced Chinese)
  4. comprehension skills necessary o read simple modern vernacular texts
  5. language proficiency equivalent to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level A2
  6. oral/aural skills necessary to communicate quantitatively and qualitatively in a range of everyday, practical situations

Assessment

Written work: 20%
Exam and tests: 50%
Oral test and class performance: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

4 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 2 x 1 hour tutorials) per week

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

Prerequisites

ATS2003 or equivalent/permission

Prohibitions

ATS2024, ATS3024