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CHNS3602: Chinese 3B (Upper Intermediate)

This is a continuation of Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate). Continuing development of Chinese-language literacy through study of texts on a range of social and cultural topics. Further enhancement of speaking, listening and writing skills through advanced language exercises, including composition and discussion. Upon completion, students should be comfortable with reading and writing in simplified characters, using dictionaries and language registers discerningly, presenting cultural understanding, and be confident of their ability to express ideas and arguments effectively in Chinese.

Code CHNS3602
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
CHNS2001 or CHNS2002 or CHNS3000 or CHNS3001 or CHNS3611 or CHNS3612 or HSC Chinese in Context or HSC Chinese and Literature
Assumed knowledge:
Two and a half 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. demonstrate enhanced reading skills by tackling Chinese-language texts on a range of topics
  • LO2. demonstrate expanded knowledge of Chinese characters, a deepened understanding of Chinese grammar and enhanced ability to choose appropriate registers for specific types of communication
  • LO3. write effectively in Chinese on more complex topics than those addressed in 3A
  • LO4. demonstrate confidence and skills in expressing your ideas orally in Modern Standard Chinese
  • LO5. demonstrate deepened knowledge of Chinese culture, and awareness of current issues in Chinese society
  • LO6. demonstrate 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.