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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.

Paper title Advanced Chinese 2
Paper code CHIN335
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second 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 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.
Restriction
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.
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 2500 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 335 is a continuation of CHIN 334 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

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Weeks: 28-34,36-41 Mon : 11:00-11:50
Tues : 09:00-10:50

Tutorial

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