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 2|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
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- CHIN 334. 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.
- CHIN 331
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Paola Voci
- Paper Structure
- The weekly schedule for teaching and learning is the same as that of CHIN 334, except the requirement for watching authentic Chinese TV drama/movies is now a weekly task and students must answer questions regarding what they have watched. The course also encourages students to read texts in other Chinese textbooks of an advanced level. Towards the end of the semester students will be led to read Chinese short stories in the original. The teaching is interactive between the instructor and students, and every class hour involves students to practice in listening, speaking, writing and reading.
- 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
- An advanced level understanding of the Chinese language structure
- Increased confidence in their conversational skills
- Advanced reading and writing skills
- A written vocabulary of about 2500 words
- The ability of expressing opinions, describing and narrating events/stories
- The capacity of reading independently authentic texts
- Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
- More information link
- CHIN 335 is a continuation of CHIN 334 and continues to further develop students' language skills and understanding of Chinese culture and society.
- Teaching method
- This paper is taught On Campus
- Learning management system
|Weeks: 28-34,36-41||Mon : 11:00-11:50
Tues : 09:00-10:50
|Weeks: 28-34,36-41||Fri : 11:00-11:50|