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    A continuation from CHIN231 of communicative language study.

    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

    Paper title Intermediate Chinese 2
    Subject Chinese
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    CHIN 231
    CHIN 334 or any other more advanced Chinese language paper
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    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.
    Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
    Teaching staff
    Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau
    Teaching Arrangements

    We will study one lesson from the Textbook every 2 weeks. In order to take full advantage of the interactive class lectures, students will do a variety of activities focused on the new vocabulary (peer dictations, character games, etc).


    Liu, Xun, ed. Xin Shiyong Hanyu Keben 3 (New Practical Chinese Reader 3) (Textbook). Available at the University Book Shop.

    Course outline

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    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 intermediate-level understanding of the Chinese language structure
    • Increased confidence in their conversational skills
    • An intermediate level in reading and writing skills


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 12:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
    Friday 14:00-15:50 29-35, 37-42
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