CHIN251-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Chinese Language 2-A

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

Description

This course, following CHIN152 and still focusing on the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, is a Chinese language course teaching how to conduct daily and social conversations, and to read and write texts in Chinese at an early intermediate level, with an adequate cultural understanding of China.

This course builds on the language skills acquired in CHIN152 and further develops and consolidates the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese. The course will teach approximately 200 new words and expressions and 20 grammatical points and functions required at this intermediate level of Chinese learning. Related cultural points will also be introduced and discussed to extend students understanding of the Chinese language. Learner-centred, communicative, and task-based teaching approaches are used with multimedia learning resources.

Expectations
Students in this course are expected to attend all classes. Those who are not able to attend classes will be required to inform the lecturer in advance and with a valid reason.
• Take an active role in class activities and give moral support to fellow classmates.
• Respond well to advice and suggestions given by the teachers on pronunciation, workbook mistakes, attendance and overall performance.
• Complete all the course work required for course assessment independently, without the help of other people (See the section on Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions below).
• Submit all the course work required for assessment on time.
• Devote no less than EIGHT HOURS each week to do self-study outside the formal contact hours.
• Check UC email and AKO|LEARN regularly for course notices and updates.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand clearly articulated Chinese on everyday subjects in Mandarin Chinese, particularly topics covered in the textbooks, and be aware of and be exposed to Chinese native speakers, including those with selected regional accents.
  • By the end of the course, successful students should have acquired an early intermediate level of Chinese language proficiency, which will allow them to continue to study Chinese at the upper intermediate and advanced levels.
  • They should have learned the basic sentence structures in standard Chinese and about 200 Chinese words/expressions in addition to the characters, words and expressions learnt already at 100 level Chinese courses.
  • Develop more understanding of global conditions, become competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts, and be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand and its relevance to their study of the foreign language. This will help you critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply the knowledge and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Prerequisites

CHIN152 or placement test. Students who have learnt more than 450 Chinese characters, or
have a level of spoken Chinese equivalent to the required achievement of students when finishing CHIN251.

Restrictions

CHIN201. Students who have learnt more than 450 Chinese characters, or have a level of spoken Chinese equivalent to the required achievement of students when finishing CHIN251.

Recommended Preparation

This course is designed for students who have completed CHIN152 or equivalent.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 530 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 Rehua 529 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 003 Music 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Monday 17:00 - 18:00 Rehua 529 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 530 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 Psychology - Sociology 456 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Haiyan Zhang

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Forum participation (12) 6% Weekly participation
Workbook exercises (5) 15% On completion of each lesson
Group Presentation (3) 12% Mondays on weeks 4, 6 & 9
Character tests (3) 6% Tuesdays weeks 3, 5 & 10
Mini tests (3) 9% Thursdays weeks 3, 5 & 10
Term compositions (2) 8% Weeks 6 & 12
Speaking tests (2) 8% Weeks 7 & 12
Written Term Tests (2) 36% Thursday Week 7 Thursday Week 12

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Yuehua Liu et al; Integrated Chinese Volume 2 Textbook (Simplified Chinese) ; 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui,, 2017.

Yuehua Liu et al; Integrated Chinese Volume 2, Workbook (Simplified Chinese) ; 4th Edition; Cheng & Tsui, 2017.

Recommended:
A Chinese-English Dictionary, revised edition. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. 1997
OR
Concise English-Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionary, 2nd edition. Hong Kong: Commercial and Oxford University Press. 2001

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All CHIN251 Occurrences

  • CHIN251-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • CHIN251-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)