LANG 3020 Chinese 301

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101951

Coordinator Chong Han Opens in new window

Description This is an advanced Level 3 subject within the Chinese major program, designed for students who have acquired an intermediate level of proficiency, and who wish to consolidate and improve their language proficiency and understanding of Chinese culture. It further develops students' proficiency in both spoken and written Chinese, and enhances their comprehension of Chinese language, culture and society. Students are encouraged to express their own opinions in a wide range of social and cultural contexts. Interactive lecture/tutorials, online activities and authentic materials are used to facilitate a positive learning experience.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Eastern Asian Languages

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Equivalent Subjects LANG 3058 - Languages and Grammatical Concepts 3A Chinese

Assumed Knowledge

Successful completion of 40 credit points of Chinese language at Level 2 or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. demonstrate a level of lexico-grammatical ability equivalent to, or above stage 5 in productive skills and higher stages in reading comprehension;
  2. express themselves clearly and coherently on general as well as specific topics;
  3. apply different reading and writing skills to different situations for different purposes;
  4. use a range of Chinese cohesive devices and discourse strategies in both speaking and writing;
  5. interact with native speakers in both spoken and written Chinese in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner;
  6. demonstrate understanding of aspects of Chinese culture and contemporary Chinese society;
  7. use their research and critical-thinking skills developed in the subject to investigate Chinese cultural or social issues and express their opinions.

Subject Content

Introduction to aspects of Chinese grammar, cohesive devices and discourse strategies;
Speaking and aural comprehension practice in Chinese in spontaneous and prepared discussions as well as short talks on a variety of topics;
Practice in reading a variety of Chinese texts for different purposes;
Practice in various forms of writing in Chinese for practical and academic purposes.
Exploration of Chinese culture and contemporary society through a range of topics;
Research on social or cultural topics using data from newspapers, internet sites and/or other sources.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this subject that you must meet in order to successfully complete this subject. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for your subject online.

Inherent Requirements


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Presentation 10-15 minutes for presentation; 1,500 words for portfolio. 30 N Individual
Report 1,500 to 2,000 words 30 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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