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.
About this paper
|Advanced Topics in Chinese
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- This paper is suitable for students specialising in any discipline with advanced (but non-native) Chinese language competency. The paper aims at enhancing students' reading ability and understanding of the cultural and sociopolitical context to which the examined texts belong.
- Teaching staff
Convenor: Professor Paola Voci
- Paper Structure
- The class meets once a week (2 hours), and it has a seminar format in which the students are expected to read the assigned readings, prepare questions and lead the discussion in class.
All required readings are available for you as electronic reserve at the Otago Library as well as on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students will gain:
- The ability to read independently Chinese texts (with a particular emphasis on fiction and critical prose)
- The ability to present and critique complex texts both orally and in writing