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.
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- 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; please proceed through the application process to reach the window
for Special Permission. This request together with any documentation you provide or
request for the transfer of credit(s) will then be submitted for approval.
- CHIN 102 or CHIN 231 or any other more advanced Chinese language paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Paola Voci
- 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).
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.
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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
More specifically, the paper's expected learning
- A solid introductory level understanding of the Chinese language
- Increased confidence in their basic conversational skills
reading and writing skills
- A written vocabulary of about 700 characters
ability of expressing opinions, describing and narrate simple events/stories
capacity of reading independently more complex texts
- 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: email@example.com
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information about Chinese papers
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- Teaching method
- This paper is taught On Campus
- Learning management system
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