units

ATS2003

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Robert Irving

Notes

The unit requires a language placement test. For further information go to http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/chinese/enrolment-and-placement-testing/

Synopsis

Chinese Intermediate 1 continues the overview of the important sentence structures of modern standard Chinese begun in Chinese Introductory. 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 language learning materials.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will have acquired:

  1. The ability to read and write an additional 200 Chinese characters (700 in total).
  2. A preliminary understanding of the basic syntax 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.
  4. Oral/aural skills necessary to communicate quantitatively and qualitatively in a range of everyday, practical situations.
  5. Cultural (socio-political) knowledge to enhance understanding of the texts under study and the cultural sensitivity to communicate using appropriate levels of formality with Chinese from mainland China, Taiwan and various parts of the Chinese Diaspora.
  6. Language proficiency equivalent to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level A2-

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

ATS1002, ATS2002 or equivalent/permission

Prohibitions

ATS2023, ATS3023