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CHIN132 Introductory Chinese 2

A continuation of CHIN 131, further developing students’ Chinese language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening at an elementary level. The paper takes an integrated approach to the skills of language acquisition and includes basic material on the cultural heritage of the Chinese people.

Paper title Introductory Chinese 2
Paper code CHIN132
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $779.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,307.50

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Prerequisite
CHIN 131 or CHIN 101. You may be able to take this paper without the prerequisite if you can demonstrate the required ability. Use the special permission process to apply to do this.
Restriction
CHIN 102 or CHIN 231 or any other more advanced Chinese language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
A short interview or placement test will be held during Course Approval in order to place students in the paper appropriate to their knowledge of the language.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

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A continuation of CHIN 131, further developing students’ Chinese language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening at an elementary level. The paper takes an integrated approach to the skills of language acquisition and includes basic material on the cultural heritage of the Chinese people.

Why study Chinese? The number of people who are learning Chinese as a second-language is increasing very rapidly. It is also the second-most-common language on the Internet. As China is an important business partner of New Zealand, learning Chinese will give you the edge over other candidates for a wide variety of jobs.

Paper title Introductory Chinese 2
Paper code CHIN132
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2015 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
CHIN 131 or CHIN 101. You may be able to take this paper without the prerequisite if you can demonstrate the required ability. Use the special permission process to apply to do this.
Restriction
CHIN 102 or CHIN 231 or any other more advanced Chinese language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Paola Voci
Textbooks
Liu, Xun, ed. Xin shiyong hanyu keben 2 (New Practical Chinese Reader 1 (Textbook & Workbook). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2011.(Both available at the University Book Shop)
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures: During lectures, we will learn and practice the new grammar patterns and new vocabulary, as well as read the lesson dialogues. We will also introduce other supplementary material (feature films, documentaries, websites).
Tutorials: While lectures will all have an interactive nature, it is during tutorial times, when students are divided in smaller groups, that you will have an opportunity to practice more extensively, through both small group or pair activities and individual exercises.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, lifelong learning, communication, cultural understanding, self-motivation. View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By participating in lectures, tutorials, completing the assigned homework, and via other independent learning activities (practice with Language Perfect, meetings with language match partners, and exercises based on suggested online resources), students will gain:
  • A solid introductory level understanding of the Chinese language structure
  • Increased confidence in their basic conversational skills
  • Basic reading and writing skills
More specifically, the paper's expected learning outcomes include:
  • A written vocabulary of about 700 characters
  • The ability of expressing opinions, describing and narrate simple events/stories
  • The capacity of reading independently more complex texts
Eligibility
Suitable for students specialising in any discipline. This course is designed to develop your overall language proficiency by building up on the foundation you have received during your first semester in CHIN 131. If you have not completed CHIN 131, you may still be able to enrol in this paper if you have acquired basic proficiency in Chinese, by completing a beginner-level Chinese course elsewhere (e.g., in your high school, or in another university) or via other means (e.g., living in China, being exposed to Chinese in a family setting). If this is the case, you need to contact the Programme Coordinator. Email: languages@otago.ac.nz
More information link
View further information about Chinese papers
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Weeks: 28-34,36-41 Mon, Tues, Thurs : 14:00-14:50

Tutorial

Weeks: 28-34,36-41 Wed, Thurs : 11:00-11:50
Weeks: 28-32,36-41 Wed, Thurs : 10:00-10:50