Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course is designed as a continuation of CHIN 2301 or for students with equivalent intermediate Chinese language proficiency.



  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate intermediate level of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Modern Standard Chinese.

2. Use an expanded vocabulary for topical conversations and practical writing in Chinese.

3. Demonstrate an expanded knowledge of grammatical features and structures.

4. Demonstrate deeper awareness of intercultural communication.


This course will further develop students’ competency in Modern Standard Chinese from the beginning level. It will focus on expanding the students' vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. On completion of this course, students should have active use of 800 words and associated compounds and be able to conduct simple conversations, read simple texts and write simple practical compositions in Modern Standard Chinese.


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

Assumed knowledge

This course is designed for students who have completed CHIN2301 or with equivalent knowledge of Chinese. It is not for competent or native speakers of Chinese.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Two take-home assignments (20%)

In Term Test: Two in-class tests (listening, reading & writing) (40%)

Presentation: Two in-class Group presentations - oral presentation (30%)

Written Assignment: Weekly completion of homework (10%)

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

1 hour of self-directed private study of Chinese characters


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

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