Advanced Chinese with Translation

Course code CHIN3202Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course offers a sequel to CHIN3201. Emphasis is on the further development of writing skills in Modern Standard Chinese (MSG). It also equips students with the basic techniques of translation.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Objectives1. To expand Chinese vocabulary.
2. The ability to write texts with appropriate vocabulary, punctuation and grammatical structures.
3. To introduce students to basic techniques of translation between Chinese and English,
4. To appreciate linguistic and cultural differences in the English-Chinese language pair through an examination of the basic translation process.

On completion of this course, students should:

- be able to translate simple sentence dialogues,
- be able to translate and write different forms of comtemporary literature texts (Letters, email, resumes, compositions, etc.)
ContentAn advanced course that aims to equip the students with higher level written skills and the basic techniques of translation using a variety of materials such as situational dialogues, newspaper articles, broadcasts, etc. Techniques for analysing and rendering texts of different styles and degrees of complexity will also be examined.
Replacing Course(s)The reading and writing components of Advanced Chinese II - CHIN3200. The deletion of this course does not impact on any other programs.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCHIN3101 and CHIN3201 or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsFour written assignments
(4 x 20% = 80%),
300-400 characters in length;
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo translation tasks into Chinese
(2 x 10% = 20%),
Approx 500 characters in length;
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term