AIC381 - Chinese 3A: The Four Pillars in Developing Fluency in Chinese

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Xuemei Bai
Prerequisite:

AIC282 or AIC287 or equivalent or permission from unit chair

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300-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 1-hour seminar, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

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

Note:

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

Content

This unit will further develop the Chinese four-macro skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing achieved in AIC282. On completion of the unit, students should be able, with the assistance of dictionaries, to use Chinese language to understand a range of social and cultural issues and express their own opinions about China and the world in both oral and written forms.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Apply appropriate grammar, syntax, pronunciation and sociolinguistic practices in the language of study in order to communicate effectively and naturally both orally and in writing in a range of daily and professional contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Identify and analyse a range of social and cultural issues and express opinions about China and the world both in oral and written forms

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Utilise relevant online technologies and reputable internet sources to identify, collect and analyse information in Chinese so as to further enhance and enrich Chinese communication skills

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Writing Exercises 1600 words
or equivalent
(in foreign language)
20% Ongoing

Assessment 2 - Seminar Exercises

1600 words
or equivalent
(in foreign language)
20% Ongoing
Assessment 3 - Oral test 20 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 AIC381
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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