Course Title: Chinese for Professional Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese for Professional Communication

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Jing Qi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4402

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B37. L05. R36

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

1. If Chinese is your first language, there is no prerequisite for this course. Please enrol in this course directly.

2. If Chinese is your second or additional language, please contact the course coordinator to take a placement test. Your placement test result will need to demonstrate a minimum Chinese proficiency equivalent to Level IV on the Chinese Language Proficiency Scales for Speakers of Other Languages

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

This course will complement the RMIT capabilities you are developing in your program.

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

5. Effectively 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.


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

Assessment Tasks

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%   

Multimedia Sample                       

CLO1, CLO2, CLO3  

Assessment Task 3    20%    

Multimedia Sample Project Proposal  (1500 words or above)                     

CLO1, CLO3, CLO5  

Assessment Task 4    50%                                              

Final Project (5 minutes and above) 

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