A continuation from CHIN 231 of communicative language study.
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 231.
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 Confirm page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- CHIN 212 or CHIN 334 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
- Teaching Arrangements
- Lectures: We will study 1 lesson in New Practical Chinese Reader (NPCR) 4 every 2
weeks. In the first 2 lectures of the week, we will learn and practise the new grammar
patterns and new vocabulary, as well as read the dialogues and texts. 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
- Liu, Xun, ed. Xin shiyong hanyu keben 4 (New Practical Chinese Reader 4) (Textbook
& Workbook) Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2011. (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
- An intermediate-level understanding of the Chinese language structure
confidence in their conversational skills
- An intermediate level in reading
and writing skills
- A written vocabulary of about 1600 words
- The ability to
express opinions and describe and narrate events/stories
- The capacity to
read near authentic texts independently
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- Teaching method
- This paper is taught On Campus
- Learning management system
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