AIC383 - Chinese 3C: Chinese in the Professions - Developing and Enhancing Capacities in a Global Context

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

From 2024

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Yanying Lu




Incompatible with:


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


This unit is designed for students who have already reached a high level of competence in the Chinese language. It aims at enhancing the ability of students to comprehend and express complex ideas in spoken and written Standard Chinese (Mandarin or Putonghua). The focus of the unit is on language skills useful for a range of professional careers, such as teaching, academic research, industry, trade and commerce. In addition to the prescribed textbook, other teaching material will be selected from contemporary Chinese newspapers, films, television and radio broadcasts, as well as from sources on the internet. This unit is also suitable for Chinese background students who are dialect speakers wishing to master Putonghua.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Synthesise and construct information coherently when responding to a range of sources in Chinese

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Apply the Chinese language system in a range of oral and written communication and professional, academic and social contexts, including analysis of complex and abstract concepts and identify relevant cultural aspects relating to communication

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving


Integrate and adapt knowledge and awareness of cultural practices within social contexts to demonstrate understanding of appropriate language use

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

5 minute presentation and 800 word written essay 20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (Group or Pairs) - Writing Exercises 1600 words
or equivalent (in foreign language)
20% Information not yet available

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

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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