AIC384 - Chinese 3D: Chinese in the Professions - Enhancing Capacities in a Global Context

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

From 2024:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

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

Nil

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

Content

This is a complementary unit for AIC383, 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. 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

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Apply correct pronunciation, grammar, syntax, and sociolinguistic practices of the Chinese language system in a range of oral and written daily communication and professional/academic contexts and identify relevant cultural aspects relating to communication

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Demonstrate appropriate application of all major grammatical constructions in different genres, including in the analysis of complex and abstract concepts, in written communication

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Apply a range of complex grammatical constructions when communicating orally in academic, professional and social contexts

GLO7: Teamwork

ULO5

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

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO6: Self-management

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO6

Work and learning independently, and take responsibility for personal actions

GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

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% Ongoing
Assessment 2 (Group or Pairs) - Writing Exercises 1600 words
or equivalent (in foreign language)
20% Week 8
Assessment 3 - Oral test 5 minute test and 800 word written essay 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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