Course Title: Chinese 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese 4

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1071

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

LANG1216

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Lynne Li

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2328

Course Coordinator Email: lynne.li@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37 Level 5

Course Coordinator Availability: Wednesdays and Fridays (except during annual leaves)


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Chinese 3 OR Placement Test OR Equivalent

Chinese 4 (LANG1071/1216) is open to students who have successfully completed Chinese 3 (LANG 1070/1215). Students who studied Chinese outside RMIT must attend a placement test or interview. Please note that enrolment in Chinese courses may be refused on the basis of previous Chinse study or abilities, and enrolment in a different course may be recommended. A student’s enrolment in a course for which s/he holds incompatible qualifications or abilities may be cancelled at any time of the semester. This cancellation may involve forfeiture of credit, and students may remain liable for course fees.
Information on placement test is on RMIT Chinese program homepage. For an interview, email the course coordinator for an appointment.

It is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite before enrolling in a course. For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c

       


Course Description

This course is the fourth of the consecutive courses in Chinese offered at RMIT University.

In this course you will build upon your previous knowledge of Chinese, and apply Chinese in a variety of social and cultural contexts. It aims to develop your communicative skills in spoken and written Chinese at an intermediate level. Some of the topics and vocabularies will include vocational and professional contexts.

This course will further enhance your communicative skills of Chinese language in listening, speaking, reading and writing, learned in Chinese 1 to 3 or through similar learning experiences. You will explore contemporary Chinese culture and the relationships between language and behaviour.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate in both oral and written Chinese on familiar, and simple vocational, topics
  • Communicate effectively in Chinese applying correct register in a range of social, and some vocational, contexts
  • Evaluate and debate contemporary social issues in China (e.g. the question of Chinese identity), using simple Chinese expressions
  • Read and discuss authentic spoken and written materials in Chinese, including film and multimedia and start to appreciate modern Chinese literature
  • Evaluate and use a range of language learning strategies and techniques to develop your language skills and demonstrate independent learning
  • Analyse areas of cultural values and norms in China and contrast them with the Australian ones in simple Chinese language

If undertaking this course as a postgraduate student you will be required to demonstrate higher capacity for application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the relationships between culture and language, and cross-cultural communication.



Overview of Learning Activities

A variety of structured in class exercises provide opportunities to develop your skills, with emphasis is placed on communicative skill building, guided and natural conversations, and hypothetical situations.

Multimedia teaching and learning resources, and readings relating to sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication issues will be introduced and discussed. Various role-plays, exercises and games are employed to expose potential difficulties, which may arise in cross-cultural communication.

You will be expected to participate actively in many pair and group activities and to use only Chinese. Therefore, regular class attendance is important to support your learning.


Overview of Learning Resources

You may need to purchase a prescribed text and a recommended Language dictionary. Multi-media teaching and learning resources and tools will also be used, and made available through our online systems which you can access at myRMIT/studies.
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes. Assessment tasks may include group and individual assignments or projects, in-class tests, class presentations, essays and final exams.
 

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment