AIC182 - Chinese 1B: Consolidating Skills and Knowledge in Cultural Contexts

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Xuemei Bai

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Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour online class, 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week


This unit is not available to speakers of Chinese as a first language


This is a continuation of the work covered in Chinese 1A and will consolidate and build on the communication skills acquired in the first trimester. Emphasis will continue to be placed on correct pronunciation and moving towards fluent speech. Students will be introduced to more complex grammatical constructions. The unit focuses on mastery the of spoken and written Chinese required to function at a basic level of communication in a range of contexts. Cultural topics will be discussed in conjunction with the language material.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Apply the official Pinyin Romanization and simplified Chinese character writing system to basic sentence patterns, using accurate pronunciation

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Use a range of words and expressions including basic grammatical constructions to describe simple information and opinions both orally and in writing

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Analyse relevant cultural aspects relating to communication using culturally appropriate language in both oral and written communication

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global Citizenship


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Writing Exercises 800 words
or equivalent
(in foreign language)
20% Weekly
Assessment 2 (Group) - Presentation 10-15 minutes 20% Week 10
Assessment 3 - Oral test 10 minutes 20% Week 11
Assessment 4 - End of Unit Assessment  Online test, 2 hours 40% End of Unit Assessment period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via AIC182
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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