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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.
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.
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
CHIN251 or placement test. Students who have learnt more than 600 Chinese characters, orhave a level of spoken Chinese equivalent to the required achievement of students when finishing CHIN252.
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.
This course is designed for students who have completed CHIN251 or equivalent.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Recommended dictionaries:A Chinese-English Dictionary, revised edition. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. 1997ORConcise English-Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionary, 2nd edition. Hong Kong: Commercial and Oxford University Press. 2001
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.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences