Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


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

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021

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 a good grasp of key features of Chinese culture and contemporary life.

4. Demonstrate an 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 as well as on developing their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. 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 for students who have completed CHIN2301 or with equivalent knowledge of Chinese. It is not catering for competent or native speakers.

Competent or native Chinese speakers are encouraged to enrol instead in CHIN2500 Business English and Chinese, CHIN2600 Chinese-English Translation, ESLA1901 Academic Language Skills for International Students or ESLA2000 Academic English for International Students for a fuller learning experience.

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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