AIC284 - Chinese 2D: Chinese in Real Life: Putting the Language to Work in Contemporary Contexts

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Fengqi Qian




Incompatible with:


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 per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour online class per week


This unit aims at further developing students' practical skills to use the Chinese language and improving their understanding of how the Chinese language works. Emphasis will be placed on the practical language use in both written and oral forms. Topics to be covered include a range of social and cultural issues and current affairs. In addition to textbooks, materials will also be drawn from contemporary writing, newspapers and journal articles.

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

Evaluate ways in which culturally embedded discourse intersects with theoretical and technical knowledge of the Chinese language system

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking


Analyse information and express personal opinions in Chinese clearly and naturally in a range of contexts, using correct grammar, syntax, pronunciation and sociolinguistic practices

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy


Critically evaluate linguistic and sociolinguistic problems and use individual initiative to apply knowledge of Chinese language study to develop a range of strategies for solving the problems

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking


Critically evaluate the cultural diversity of the societies that use Chinese language, and ethically apply principles of social responsibility when considering them in domestic, regional, and global contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Presentation

10 minutes

20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (Group) - Writing exercises 800 words
or equivalent (in foreign language)
20% Information not yet available
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 AIC284
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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