CHIN252-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Chinese Language 2-B

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

This course, following CHIN251 and still focusing on the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, is a Chinese language course, teaching how to communicate Chinese in social and semi-formal situations at an intermediate level, with an adequate cultural understanding of China.

This course builds on the language skills acquired in CHIN251 and further develops and consolidates the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Chinese. The course will teach approximately 280 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.

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

CHIN251 or placement test. Students who have learnt more than 600 Chinese characters, or
have a level of spoken Chinese equivalent to the required achievement of students when finishing CHIN252.

Restrictions

CHIN201. Students who have learnt more than 600 Chinese characters, or have a level of spoken Chinese equivalent to the required achievement of students when finishing CHIN252.

Recommended Preparation

This course is designed for students who have completed CHIN251 or equivalent.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 244 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 340 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 244 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 141 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Haiyan Zhang

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Forum participation (12) 6% Weekly participation
Workbook exercises (5 @ 4%) 20% On completion of each lesson
Hear & Say Excercises (4 @ 1%) 4% Weeks 3, 6, 9 & 12
Group presentations (4 @ 2%) 8% Weeks 3, 6, 8 & 11
Character tests (5 @ 2%) 10% On completion of each lesson
Mini tests (2 @ 3%) 6% Weeks 5 & 11
Speaking tests (2 @ 5%) 10% To be confirmed
Written term tests (2 @ 18%) 36% Term Test 1, Friday Week 6 Term Test 2, Friday Week 12

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

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

Recommended dictionaries:
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 CHIN252 Occurrences

  • CHIN252-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023
  • CHIN252-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)