An extension of the communicative approach seeking to develop linguistic skills appropriate to students’ future career and social needs.
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.
CHIN 334 builds upon the proficiency developed at the intermediate level (acquired through completion of CHIN 231 and CHIN 232) and continues to further develop students' language skills and understanding of Chinese culture and society.
|Paper title||Advanced Chinese 1|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
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- CHIN 232 or CHIN 212.
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 for assistance.
- CHIN 331 or CHIN 335 or any other more advanced Chinese language paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Lorraine Wong
- Paper Structure
- CHIN 334 continues to further develop studentsÔÇÖ language skills and understanding of Chinese culture and society. Each week students are scheduled to study one short text focusing on a topic on Chinese culture and society, including origins of the Chinese nation, the tradition of arranged marriage, family planning, Chinese education and Chinese legends. Students are also required to read independently one other short text each week in order to broaden their vocabulary and to consolidate the new grammar items learned in the week. The teaching is interactive between the instructor and students with a combination of oral discussion, grammar explanation and sentence-making activities. The emphasis is on the skills to understand conventional narrative and descriptive texts as well as the ability to speak and write about topics related to Chinese culture and current issues of public and community interest.
- Weijia Huang and Qun Ao. Chinese Language and Culture an Intermediate Reader (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2002). (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 Education Perfect, meetings with
language match partners and exercises based on suggested online resources), students
- An advanced-level understanding of the Chinese language structure
- Increased confidence in their conversational skills
- Advanced reading and writing skills
- The ability to recognise a written vocabulary of about 2000 words
- The ability to express opinions and describe and narrate events/stories about Chinese culture and society
- The ability to derive meanings from conventional narrative and descriptive texts that are structurally and/or conceptually more complex such as expanded descriptions of persons, places and things, as well as narrations about past, present and future events..