Course Title: Chinese 5

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese 5

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr. Jing Qi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4402

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 37, Level 5, Room 36

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

You should have satisfactorily completed LANG1415/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 Chinese language courses offered at RMIT University.  

Based on the knowledge and skills acquired in Chinese 1 to 4 or through similar learning experiences, this course will develop your communicative competence in the Chinese language at a post-intermediate level through interactive class activities.  

It will enhance your Chinese language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading,  writing and viewing for social, vocational and professional purposes. 

This course will continue to build your intercultural competence through content and activities that facilitate understandings about contemporary Chinese society, language development, and cultural changes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Course Learning Outcomes 

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

  1. Communicate effectively in spoken and written Chinese about familiar topics in various social and vocational contexts 
  2. Use a range of forms and registers in the Chinese language to negotiate familiar contexts
  3. Discuss contemporary social and cultural issues in China in relevant Chinese language
  4. Discuss a range of authentic spoken and written materials in the Chinese language
  5. Express views about intercultural issues using appropriate language patterns.

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

Multimodal learning activities that suit the needs of students with different learning preferences. 

Structured and semi-structured in-class learning activities that encourage individual, pair and group learning.  

The use of language learning games and multimedia resources to improve language retention.  

You will be expected to participate actively in many pair and group activities. 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

Assessment Tasks

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, CLO5  

Assessment task 2 Reading and Writing 10% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5 

Assessment task 3 Speaking and Listening 20% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, CLO5  

Assessment task 4 Final Exam (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)  50% CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4, 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.