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CHNS3608: Chinese for Business Purposes (A)

Semester 1, 2021 [Normal day] - Remote

Introduction to Business Chinese for students with sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese. This unit provides basic training in oral and written communication skills for effective communication in different Chinese business contexts. Students will gain practical linguistic knowledge and cultural awareness by simulating business scenarios and reding texts on business related topics such as commencing career in the business world, playing the role of a new employee, understanding company structures, establishing relationships with colleagues and clients, etc. Students will also develop their critical thinking and analysis skills by reflecting on authentic business cases.

Unit details and rules

Unit code CHNS3608
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
Prohibitions
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HSC Chinese for Background Speakers or equivalent
Prerequisites
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CHNS2602 or CHNS2002
Corequisites
? 
CHNS3601 or CHNS3603
Assumed knowledge
? 

Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese

Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff

Coordinator Irene Shidong An, shidong.an@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Tutorial quiz Vocabulary/Grammar quizzes (in class and online)
Vocab / grammar quizzes and other exercises
20% Multiple weeks 1000 words equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
Assignment Formative tasks
Pre and textbook exercises; in-class role plays discussions
10% Multiple weeks 300 words equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3
Assignment Writing assignment 1
10% Week 06 750 words equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6
Presentation hurdle task group assignment Oral group presentation
Group project: Role play on related topics learnt
20% Week 11 500 words equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO5 LO6
Assignment Writing assignment 2
10% Week 12 750 words equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO4 LO6
Assignment In class and take home assessments
take home test on vocab, grammar, reading comprehension and writing.
30% Week 13 1200 words equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO4 LO3 LO2
hurdle task = hurdle task ?
group assignment = group assignment ?

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

All content has moved online.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range

Description

High distinction

85 - 100

 

Distinction

75 - 84

 

Credit

65 - 74

 

Pass

50 - 64

 

Fail

0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

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WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction Lecture (1 hr) LO6
第一课 第一部分 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Week 02 第一课第二部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
第二课第一部分 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Week 03 第二课第二部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
第二课第一部分 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Week 04 第二课第一部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
第二课第一部分 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Week 05 第二课第二部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
第二课第二部分 Quiz 1 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 06 第二课第二部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
第三课第一部分 Writing assignment 1 due Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 07 第三课第一部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
第三课第二部分 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 08 第三课第二部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
第三课第二部分 Quiz 2 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 09 第四课第一部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
第四课第一部分 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 10 第四课第二部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
第四课第二部分 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 11 第四课第二部分 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Oral Presentation Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO5 LO6
Week 12 Quiz 3 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO6
Revision Writing assignment 2 due Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 13 Revision Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
In-class and take-home written assessment Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6

Attendance and class requirements

 

  • Lecture recording: Lectures will be recorded and made available to students on the LMS. 
  • Preparation: Students should commit to spending approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction.
  • more information about assessment tasks will be provided on Canvas. 

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed through the Library eReserve, available on Canvas.

  • 《新商务汉语精读教程:上册》周晨萌、曹晋、唐兴全编著, 清华大学出版社,2014 年版。New Business Chinese Intensive Reading (I). Qinghua University Publishing House. 

 

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. become familiar with more Chinese terms and formal language usage relating to business topics
  • LO2. enhance your practical listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in modern Chinese language for business setting
  • LO3. be more confident in listening to formal Chinese conversations and reading business related Chinese-language materials and newspaper articles
  • LO4. write summaries and reflections on Chinese texts related to business issues and write analysis on authentic business cases
  • LO5. discuss business issues in modern standard Chinese and make formal oral presentations
  • LO6. have a better awareness of Chinese business culture and appropriate practices.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9

This section outlines changes made to this unit following staff and student reviews.

Assessment tasks and instructions have been updated since this unit was last offered.

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