Course Title: Chinese for Professional Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese for Professional Communication

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG1266

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

LANG1291

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Jing Qi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4402

Course Coordinator Email: jing.qi@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B37. L05. R36

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

1. You should have satisfactorily completed LANG1072/LANG1217 Chinese 5 before you commence this course

OR

2. A minimum Chinese proficiency equivalent to Level IV on the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages.  http://www.chinesetest.cn/gosign.do?id=1&lid=0# 

If you satisfy the second condition above, please contact the course coordinator to request a placement test. Please note that admission may be rejected on the basis of the placement test outcome, and enrolment in a different course may be recommended.  

Please note 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.

 

 

 


Course Description

Chinese for Professional Communication is the tenth course in Chinese offered at RMIT University.  

In this capstone course, you will explore how your bi/multilingual proficiency can be integrated with skills of harnessing social-based media for intercultural communication. You will apply your bi/multilingual capabilities for the development of a transcultural, social media-based project. You will explore, through various case studies, how multilingualism can inform the convergence of media content, linguistic identities and ideologies.   

Student-centred learning and intercultural activities encourage you to self-regulate your learning, and become critical and creative in your communication for different purposes. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

Bachelor of International Studies (Languages) BP332LAN

In course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:  

1. Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, global cultures, language and economic issues to your professional practice or further study. 

2. Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on knowledge about a rapidly changing world derived from multiple sources, perspectives and values systems. 

3. 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. 

4. Work professionally and effectively with others in diverse cultural, linguistic and organisational contexts, and to adapt practices and knowledge to local circumstances. 

5. Communicate effectively in international and cross-cultural contexts, and facilitate collaborative partnerships within diverse communities of practice, using appropriate formats, media and styles. 

6. Communicate effectively in a range of forms and contexts in the target language. 

7. Assist in the identification of needs, the design, planning, resourcing and implementation of research and development projects in international and cross-cultural settings. 

8. 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. 

9. 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. Apply a body of theoretical and practical knowledge of multilingualism, transculturalism and social media communication to your professional practice or further study. 

2. Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on how the social media paradigm and their politics are increasingly embedded in our life, work and relationships. 

3. Critically analyse how management and organisation of multilingualism in the media can challenge or reinforce existing language hierarchies.  

4. Reflect on personal and professional experience on social media platforms and to act responsibly, ethically and with integrity. 

5. Design, adapt and develop effective bi/multilingual communication strategies on social media platforms that promote awareness of and respect for cultural and linguistic diversity in globalised workplaces. 

6. Demonstrate a higher capacity for application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of the relationships between bilingual capabilities, social media communication, and professional practice in intercultural contexts (For postgraduates only).


Overview of Learning Activities

Project-based learning drives your engagement throughout this course. All learning activities will be directed at creation of a transcultural, social media-based project. Micro-lectures of theories and case studies will precede in-class discussion and critical analysis of the use of multilingualism in media, and inform your step-by-step progression towards the completion of your project. 


Overview of Learning Resources

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

Multimedia teaching and learning resources and tools will be used and made available through the course Canvas site. 

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 assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 

 

Assessment Tasks

All assessments contribute to the completion of your final project. 

 

Assessment Task 1    10% 

In-class Participation and Weekly Tasks 

CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4 

 

Assessment Task 2    20%   

Project blueprint                        

CLO1, CLO2, CLO3 

 

Assessment Task 3    20%   

Multimedia sample                        

CLO1, CLO3, CLO5 

 

Assessment Task 4    50%                                             

Final project 

CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5, 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 manager 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.