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CHNS3601: Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate)

This is an upper-intermediate unit of study in Modern Standard Chinese. Proficiency in reading will be developed through study of Chinese-language texts on a range of social and cultural topics. Speaking, listening, reading and writing will be enhanced through advanced language exercises, including composition and discussion, with due attention to the more sophisticated skills (e.g., use of appropriate registers, presenting cultural understanding, intelligent dictionary use, expressing ideas on more complex issues than at lower-intermediate level).

Code CHNS3601
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
CHNS2602 or HSC Chinese Continuers more than 80 or HSC Chinese Extension
CHNS2001 or CHNS2002 or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or CHNS3611 or CHNS3612 or HSC Chinese in Context or HSC Chinese and Literature
Assumed knowledge:
Two years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. enhance your reading skills by tackling Chinese-language texts on a range of topics
  • LO2. expand your knowledge of Chinese characters, deepen your understanding of Chinese grammar and enhance your ability to choose appropriate registers for specific types of communication
  • LO3. write effectively in Chinese on more complex topics than those addressed in previous units
  • LO4. develop confidence and skills in expressing your ideas orally in Modern Chinese
  • LO5. broaden and deepen your knowledge of Chinese culture, and your awareness of current issues in Chinese society
  • LO6. practice and develop such generic skills and attributes as critical thinking, teamwork, initiative and creativity.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.