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 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017

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 1 2012,
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 from 12:30 - 1:30pm (except during annual leaves)


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Chinese 5 OR Placement Test OR Equivalent
Chinese 6 (LANG1073 / LANG1218) is open to students who have successfully completed Chinese 5 (LANG1072/LANG1217). 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 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

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

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

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.

You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from your lecturers and/or peers on your 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 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