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CHNS3609: Chinese for Business Purposes (B)

This unit is a continuation of Chinese for Business Purposes A. It further develops the student's knowledge and communicative skills acquired during the first unit. New topics introduced will include routine management, e-marketing, advertising, market research, and business negotiations.


Academic unit Chinese Studies
Unit code CHNS3609
Unit name Chinese for Business Purposes (B)
Session, year
Semester 2, 2022
Attendance mode Normal day
Location Remote
Credit points 6

Enrolment rules

HSC Chinese and Literature or equivalent
CHNS3602 or CHNS3604
Assumed knowledge

Sound intermediate to advanced knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese; basic grounding in Chinese for business purposes

Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Shidong An,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Small test Vocabulary quizzes and exercises
20% Multiple weeks 1000 words (250 wds each)
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
Participation Participation
in-class activities
10% Ongoing in class activities
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Assignment Writing assignment 1
small essay/reflections
10% Week 07
Due date: 22 Sep 2022 at 23:59

Closing date: 23 Sep 2022
750 wd equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Presentation group assignment Oral group presentation
Group presentation recorded on Zoom
20% Week 10
Due date: 13 Oct 2022 at 23:59

Closing date: 13 Oct 2022
1000 words
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO5 LO6
Assignment Writing assignment 2
small essay/reflections
10% Week 12
Due date: 27 Oct 2022 at 23:59

Closing date: 28 Oct 2022
750 wd equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Small test In-class test (open book)
Open-book in class test.
30% Week 13
Due date: 03 Nov 2022 at 14:00

Closing date: 03 Nov 2022
1000 wd equivalent
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO6 LO5 LO4 LO3 LO2
group assignment = group assignment ?

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

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


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

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

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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.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

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The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

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

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Introduction Lesson 5 Part 1 Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 02 Lesson 5 Part 1 & 2 Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 03 Lesson 5 Part 2 Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 04 Lesson 6 Part 1 Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 05 Lesson 6 Part 2 Quiz Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 06 Lesson 6 Part 2 & Lesson 8 Part1 Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 07 Lesson 8 Part 2 Writing assignment 1 due Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Week 08 Lesson 8 Part 2 Quiz Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Week 09 Lesson 10 Part 1 Online class (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 10 Lesson 10 Part 1 / Oral Group Presentation Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO5 LO6
Week 11 Lesson 10 Part 2 Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5 LO6
Week 12 Revision Quiz Writing assignment 2 due Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6
Week 13 Revision, In-class Written Test (open book) Online class (3 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO6

Attendance and class requirements

  • Attendance: According to Faculty Board Resolutions, students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are expected to attend 90% of their classes. If you attend less than 50% of classes, regardless of the reasons, you may be referred to the Examiner’s Board. The Examiner’s Board will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold.
  • Lecture recording: Most lectures (in recording-equipped venues) will be recorded and may be made available to students on the LMS. However, you should not rely on lecture recording to substitute your classroom learning experience.
  • Preparation: Students should commit to spend approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction

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


Zhou, Chenmeng, Cao, Jin &Tang, Xingquan, New Business Chinese Intensive Reading (I), Tsinghua University Press, 2014. 

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 practical listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in modern Chinese language for business settings
  • 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
Assessments and writing tasks have been updated based on students' feedback.


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