Advanced Written Chinese

Course code CHIN3201Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Emphasis is on the development of reading and writing skills and cultural background knowledge (written expression, intensive and extensive reading) through reading and examination of a range of carefully selected texts at an advanced level, including newspaper articles, contemporary Chinese literary texts and films with particular reference to practical language use.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. The ability to read and write 300 new words and associated compounds.
2. The ability to use the 300 new characters and expressions in basic practical writings.
3. An understanding of advanced grammatical structures.
4. The ability to read, appreciate and analyse a range of Chinese texts including newspaper articles, broadcasts and films in Modern Standard Chinese.
5. An appreciation of Chinese culture and society in the contexts of the texts studied.
ContentThe course will cover:
1. 300 new Chinese characters and expressions.
2. Intensive and extensive reading of a range of contemporary texts including newspaper articles and films in Modern Standard Chinese.
3. Grammatical structures at an advanced level.
4. Basic skills at writing practical compositions in MSC.
Replacing Course(s)The reading and writing components of Advanced Chinese I - CHIN3100. The deletion of this course does not impact on any other programs.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCHIN2202 or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsFour written assignments (4 x 25% = 100%), 350-400 characters in length;
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term