Course Title: Chinese 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese 6

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1073

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2008,
Spring2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019

LANG1218

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2019

Course Coordinator: Dr Jindan Ni

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1921

Course Coordinator Email: jindan.ni@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B37.L5.R38

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

You should have satisfactorily completed Chinese 5 (LANG1072 or LANG1217) before you commence this course. Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. 

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  

Students who studied Chinese outside RMIT must attend a placement test or interview.   

Please note that enrolment in Chinese courses may be refused based on previous study or abilities, and students may be instructed to vary their enrolment in accordance with RMIT’s Enrolment Processes.   

Information on placement test is on RMIT Chinese program homepage. For an interview, email the course coordinator for an appointment. 


Course Description

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

This course develops communicative competence and aims to consolidate your Chinese language skills through a range of activities including class presentation, expository writing and translation. 

You will have the opportunity to enhance your reading, writing oral and comprehension skills in Chinese. On the basis of the knowledge and skills acquired in Chinese 1 to 5, or through similar learning experiences. This course will assist you to develop advanced skills in oral and written communication skills through Chinese language for vocational and professional needs. You will critically reflect on contemporary Chinese society, literature and language use, and consider the relationships between behaviour, language and literature. 

This course can prepare you for further study in the field of either Chinese language studies or translation studies, thus broadening your career opportunities in multicultural environments. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes  

Bachelor of International Studies (Languages) BP332LAN

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, global cultures, language and economic issues to your professional practice or further study. 
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems. 
  • Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to effectively solve a range of problems associated with policies and programs in international and cross-cultural settings, and assess economic, cultural, social, environmental and political opportunities and risks. 
  • Work professionally and effectively with others in diverse cultural, linguistic and organisational contexts, and to adapt practices and knowledge to local circumstances. 
  • Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice, using appropriate formats, media and styles.
  • Communicate effectively in a range of forms and contexts in the target language. 
  • Assist in the identification of needs, the design, planning, resourcing and implementation of research and development projects in international and cross-cultural settings.
  • Reflect on the experience of personal and professional practice in international and cross-cultural settings and to act in professional settings responsibly, ethically and with integrity. 
  • Design, adapt and develop effective communication strategies that promote awareness of and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity in globalised workplaces. 


Course Learning Outcomes 

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

  1. Communicate in both oral and written Chinese fluently and effectively in a range of social and vocational and professional contexts 
  2. Communicate effectively using a variety of registers in the Chinese language appropriately in different contexts 
  3. Evaluate and debate contemporary social issues in China and be able to discuss these issues in intermediate level Chinese language with native-Chinese speakers
  4. Analyse and appreciate a range of authentic spoken, written and multimedia materials in Chinese, including film, multimedia and Chinese classic literature 
  5. Apply a range of language learning strategies you have acquired, and demonstrate independent learning as an autonomous and spontaneous language learner 
  6. Critically examine areas of historical, economic political and cultural values and norms in China and using Chinese language contrast them with the Australian context

Note: 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.  

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.  

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

You will be required to submit a range of assessments throughout the semester to demonstrate how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and capabilities. Assessment tasks may involve working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc). 

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment task 1: Class participation, 20% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5 and CLO6  

Assessment task 2: Learning outcome 1, 10% CLO1 and CLO 3  

Assessment task 3: Learning outcome 2, 20% CLO1, CLO2 and CLO3  

Assessment task 4: Final Speaking and Listening, 20% CLO2, CLO4, CLO5, CLO6 

Assessment task 5: Final written exam, 30% CLO3, CLO4, CLO5 and CLO6 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.