The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2018

Course handbook


Provides a comprehensive language course designed for students with the equivalent knowledge of Chinese at CHIN2301 or thereabouts.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop listening and speaking skills in Modern Standard Chinese.

2. Study Chinese grammar at an intermediate level for use in oral and written communication.

3. Expand on vocabulary for topical conversations and practical writings in Chinese.

4. Acquire knowledge about Chinese culture and contemporary life.

5. Develop reading and writing skills in Modern Standard Chinese.


Course in Modern Standard Chinese offered at the intermediate level with rapid expansion of vocabulary, grammatical structures and the acquisition of intensive listening and speaking and reading and writing skills. On completion of this course, students should have active use of 500 words and associated compounds and be able to conduct simple conversations and to read simple Chinese texts and write simple practical compositions in MSC.


This course replaces CHIN2102. If you have successfully completed CHIN2102 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

CHIN2301 or equivalent

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments 2 (1000 words per piece), take-home assignments

In Term Test: In class tests (Listening, writing, speaking)

Presentation: In class Group presentations

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

1 hour of self-directed private study of Chinese characters


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term