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CHIN335 Advanced Chinese 2

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 335 is a continuation of CHIN 334 and continues to further develop students' language skills and understanding of Chinese culture and society.

Paper title Advanced Chinese 2
Paper code CHIN335
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 334.

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 331
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
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 paper also encourages students to read texts in other Chinese text books of an advanced level. Towards the end of the semester students will be led to read Chinese short stories in the original language. The teaching is interactive between the instructor and students, and every class hour involves students gaining 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.
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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 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 2500 words
  • The ability to express opinions and describe and narrate events/stories
  • The capacity to read 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 : 10:00-11:50
Wed : 11:00-11:50


Weeks: 28-34,36-41 Fri : 11:00-11:50