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CHIN231 Intermediate Chinese 1

CHIN231-232

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.

Course Content

CHIN 231 is a continuation of CHIN 132. If you have not completed CHIN132, you may still be able to enrol in this paper if you have acquired basic proficiency in Chinese, by completing a beginner-level Chinese course elsewhere (e.g., in your high school, or in another university) or via other means (e.g., living in China, being exposed to Chinese in a family setting). If this is the case, you need to contact the Programme Coordinator.  Email: languages@otago.ac.nz

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Details

The development of skills in Chinese language to an intermediate level, with equal emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be introduced to basic types and features of Chinese written discourse and cultural themes.

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 Intermediate Chinese 1
Paper code CHIN231
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
CHIN 132

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 languages@otago.ac.nz for assistance.
Restriction
CHIN 232 or any other more advanced Chinese language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau

Teaching Arrangements

We will study one lesson every 2 weeks (starting from lesson 21 and ending with Lesson 26 in NPCR 2). In order to take full advantage of the class interactive lectures, students will do a variety of activities focused on the new vocabulary (peer dictations, character games, etc.)

Textbooks

Liu, Xun, ed. Xin Shiyong Hanyu Keben 2 (New Practical Chinese Reader 2) Textbook. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2011. (Available at the University Book Shop)

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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:
  • A beginning-to-intermediate level understanding of the Chinese language structure
  • Increased confidence in their conversational skills
  • A beginning-to-intermediate level in reading and writing skills
More specifically, the paper's expected learning outcomes include:
  • A written vocabulary of about 1500 words
  • The basic ability to express opinions and describe and narrate events/stories
  • The capacity to read near authentic texts independently

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22
Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22
Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Friday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 18-22

The development of skills in Chinese language to an intermediate level, with equal emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be introduced to basic types and features of Chinese written discourse and cultural themes.

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 Intermediate Chinese 1
Paper code CHIN231
Subject Chinese
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
CHIN 132
Restriction
CHIN 232 or any other more advanced Chinese language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
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 languages@otago.ac.nz for assistance.
Eligibility
Suitable for students specialising in any discipline.
Contact
languages@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Convenor: Dr Sin Wen Lau

Teaching Arrangements

We will study one lesson every 2 weeks (starting from lesson 21 and ending with Lesson 26 in NPCR 2). In order to take full advantage of the class interactive lectures, students will do a variety of activities focused on the new vocabulary (peer dictations, character games, etc.)

Textbooks

Liu, Xun, ed. Xin Shiyong Hanyu Keben 2 (New Practical Chinese Reader 2) Textbook. Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2011. (Available at the University Book Shop)

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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:
  • A beginning-to-intermediate level understanding of the Chinese language structure
  • Increased confidence in their conversational skills
  • A beginning-to-intermediate level in reading and writing skills
More specifically, the paper's expected learning outcomes include:
  • A written vocabulary of about 1500 words
  • The basic ability to express opinions and describe and narrate events/stories
  • The capacity to read near authentic texts independently

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17, 19-22
Friday 10:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-14, 17-22