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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- CHIN 334.
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- CHIN 331
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
- Paper Structure
- CHIN 335 continues to further develop students' language skills and understanding of Chinese culture and society. Each week students are scheduled to study one medium-length text focusing on a topic on Chinese culture and society, including festivals and ritual practices, gender and family, food culture and historical monuments. Students are also required to read independently one other medium-length 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, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, 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 2500 words.
- 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.
- The ability to derive comprehension not only from situational and subject-matter knowledge but also from knowledge of the Chinese language itself.
- The ability to work with more complex factual texts and straightforward argumentative texts independently.