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CHIN334 Advanced Chinese 1

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.

Paper title Advanced Chinese 1
Paper code CHIN334
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2015 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
CHIN 232 or CHIN 212. You may be able to take this paper without the prerequisite if you can demonstrate the required ability. Use the special permission process to apply to do this; please proceed through the application process to reach the window for Special Permission. This request together with any documentation you provide or request for the transfer of credit(s) will then be submitted for approval.
Restriction
CHIN 331 or CHIN 335 or any other more advanced Chinese language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Paola Voci
Paper Structure
Each week students are scheduled to study two short texts focusing on various topics on Chinese culture and society, including origins of the Chinese nation, the tradition of arranged marriage, family planning, Chinese education, Chinese legend and how to see a doctor in China. Students are also required to approach authentic Chinese by watching provided Chinese movies/dramas with Chinese subtitles on screen and given in print. The course also encourages students to read texts in other Chinese textbooks of an advanced level. The teaching is interactive between the instructor and students, and every class hour involves students to practice in listening, speaking, writing and reading.
Textbooks
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. View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By participating in lectures, 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 advanced level understanding of the Chinese language structure
  • Increased confidence in their conversational skills
  • Advanced reading and writing skills
More specifically, the paper's expected learning outcomes include:
  • A written vocabulary of about 2000 words
  • The ability of expressing opinions, describing and narrating events/stories
  • The capacity of reading independently authentic texts
Eligibility
Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
More information link
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.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Weeks: 9-14,16-22 Wed, Thurs : 10:00-10:50
Weeks: 9-14,16-17,19-22 Mon : 11:00-11:50

Tutorial

Weeks: 9-13,16-22 Fri : 11:00-11:50