Course Title: Chinese 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1069

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
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 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

LANG1172

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
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 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Lynne Li

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3749

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

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.24

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

You should have satisfactorily completed Chinese 1 (LANG1067/1068) before you commence this course. 

Students who have 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 Chinese 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

The course aims to enhance your oral/aural skills and to further the basic reading and writing skills acquired in Chinese 1 or through similar learning experiences, and practical knowledge of the culture in a wider range of personal and social situations and contexts. 
 
It will enhance further your skills as in listening, reading, speaking and writing. It further extends your communicative skills in topics such as school life, shopping and using transportation. 
 
You will explore contemporary Chinese culture and obtain knowledge of the language and behaviour as expressed in and reflected by the language through collecting resources and conducting comparative discussions. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Program Learning Outcomes 

Bachelor of International Studies (Languages) - BP332LAN

In this 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 effectively in Chinese in a range of forms and in different international and cross-cultural contexts, using appropriate modes of communication including electronic, written, graphic, oral and aural forms 
  2. Reflect on the role of culture in communication, and apply this knowledge in a range of cross-cultural interactions 
  3. Access and critically examine a range of resources (including text and electronic) to further your learning in Chinese 
  4. Effectively manage your own learning, developing skills in lifelong learning of languages and cross-cultural communication. 
  5. Analyse areas of cultural values and norms in China and contrast them with the Australian ones in simple Chinese language.
  6. 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

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

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. 

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 and CLO3 

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 and CLO5 

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

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

Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or expanded assessment task. 

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.