The development of skills in Chinese language to an intermediate level, with equal
emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be introduced
to basic types and features of Chinese written discourse and cultural themes.
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
increasingly 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 132 or CHIN 102.
If you have previous knowledge of the language you can
still enrol in this paper via Special Permission by proceeding with your application
process to the Review and Submit page or email email@example.com
- CHIN 211 or CHIN 212 or CHIN 232 or any other more advanced Chinese language paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
- More information link
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information on the Department of Languages and Cultures' website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures: Apart from the first week when we study Lesson 24 in New Practical Chinese
Reader (NPCR) 2, we will study 2 lessons every 3 weeks (starting from lesson 25 in
NPCR 2 and ending with lesson 31 in NPCR 3). In the first two lectures of the week,
we will learn and practise the new grammar patterns and new vocabulary, as well as
read the lesson dialogues. In order to take full advantage of the class interactive
lectures, students will do a variety of activities focused on the new vocabulary (peer
dictations, characters games, etc). In the first lecture of the week, there is usually
a 10-minute-long written test.
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 practise more extensively through both
small group or pair activities and individual exercises.
- Liu, Xun, ed. Xin shiyong hanyu keben 3 (New Practical Chinese Reader 3) (Textbook
& Workbook). Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2011. (Both
available at the University Book Shop)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation.
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about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- By participating in lectures and 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 outcomes include:
- A beginning-to-intermediate level understanding of the Chinese language
- Increased confidence in their conversational skills
- A beginning-to-intermediate
level in reading and writing skills
- A written vocabulary of about 1500 words
basic ability to express opinions and describe and narrate events/stories
capacity to read near authentic texts independently
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- Teaching method
- This paper is taught On Campus
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