Course Title: Chinese 5

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese 5

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1072

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Spring2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

LANG1217

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Spring2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

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 appointmrnt


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

 

You should have satisfactorily completed LANG1071/LANG1216 Chinese 4 OR Placement Test OR Equivalent 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. 

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 Chinese study or abilities, and enrolment in a different course may be recommended.  


Course Description

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

This course builds communicative competence at a post-intermediate level in topics of everyday and vocational interest in Chinese society and consolidates skills in simple correspondence and expository writing and enhances oral and aural skills by interactive class activities such as viewing and discussing Chinese TV series or a Chinese feature film. 

This course will enhance your Chinese language skill in the four modes of listening, speaking, reading and writing for every day social, and vocational and professional, purposes. 

Based on the knowledge and skills acquired in Chinese 1 to 4 or through similar learning experiences, it will provide you with skills in oral and written communication skills through Chinese language and popular culture. You will obtain an understanding of the contemporary Chinese society and of the language and behaviour as expressed in and reflected by the language and its literature supported by a wide range of resources and relevant reflection and analytic strategies 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

 

 

 

 


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 on familiar topics in most social and vocational contexts
  2. Reflect on and begin to use a variety of registers in the Chinese language appropriately in a range of familiar contexts
  3. Discuss and evaluate contemporary social issues in China in simple Chinese language
  4. Discuss a range of authentic spoken and written materials in the Chinese language, including film and multimedia
  5. Analyse and evaluate areas of cultural values and norms in the Chinese language and contrast them with the Australian ones more fluent and more complex structures of Chinese language. 

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: Quizzes and homework, 20% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4 and CLO5 

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 

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.