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CHIN232 Intermediate Chinese 2

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.

Paper title Intermediate Chinese 2
Paper code CHIN232
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $835.20
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,435.00

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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 Submit page or email for assistance.
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.
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 exercises.
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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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 will gain:
  • An intermediate-level understanding of the Chinese language structure
  • Increased confidence in their conversational skills
  • An intermediate level in reading and writing skills
More specifically, the paper's expected learning outcomes include:
  • 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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Second Semester

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 Fri : 10:00-10:50