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.
|Paper title||Intermediate Chinese 1|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$851.85|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,585.00|
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- 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
- View more information on the Department of Languages and Cultures' website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
- Liu, Xun, ed. Xin shiyong hanyu keben 2 & 3 (New Practical Chinese Reader 3) (Textbook
Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2011. (Both available at the University Book Shop)
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures: We will study one lesson every 2 weeks (starting from lesson 24 in NPCR 2 and ending with lesson 29 in NPCR 3). 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).
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation.
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- 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
- A beginning-to-intermediate level understanding of the Chinese language structure
- Increased confidence in their conversational skills
- A beginning-to-intermediate level in reading and writing skills
- A written vocabulary of about 1500 words
- The basic ability to express opinions and describe and narrate events/stories
- The capacity to read near authentic texts independently