Course Title: Chinese 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese 6

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Jing Qi

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4402

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 037.05.036

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study 

A compulsory placement test prior to or in Week 1 


Successful completion of Chinese 5 LANG1416/LANG1217 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. 

Course Description

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

Based on the knowledge and skills acquired in Chinese 1 to 5 or through similar learning experiences, this course will develop your communicative competence in the Chinese language at a post-intermediate level through interactive in-class ad extra-curricular activities.  

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

This course will continue to build your intercultural competence by localising your study of the Chinese language in the Chinese-Australian communities. 

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. Communicate effectively in spoken and written Chinese in a comprehensive range of social and vocational scenarios 
  2. Use a range of forms and registers effectively in the Chinese language to negotiate social and work-related contexts
  3. Discuss contemporary social and cultural issues in appropriate Chinese language
  4. Critically discuss a range of authentic spoken and written materials in the Chinese language
  5. Express views about intercultural issues using consistently appropriate spoken and written language.

Overview of Learning Activities

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

Structured and semi-structured in-class and outdoor 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

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% (with a final writing task of 400-500 characters) 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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.