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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$810.90|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,390.00|
- 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).
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
- A solid introductory level understanding of the Chinese language structure
- Increased confidence in their basic conversational skills
- Basic reading and writing skills
- 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
- 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
- More information link
- View further information about Chinese papers
- Teaching method
- This paper is taught On Campus
- Learning management system
|Weeks: 28-34,36-41||Mon, Tues, Thurs : 14:00-14:50|
|Weeks: 28-34,36-41||Wed, Thurs : 10:00-10:50
or Wed, Thurs : 11:00-11:50