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CHI2550 - Professional Chinese Language Internship, Part 1

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr. Lijian Hong


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit is designed for students with relatively high Chinese language level to conduct a project-based language program for professional purposes. On a weekly basis, it requires students to search text-based news reports from major online (the Internet based) or offline (hardcopy) media of western countries. Based on critical analysis, students are required to rewrite and edit them into Chinese with students' own comments. The unit will require students to develop a combined skill of reading, comprehension, critical analysis, writing and presentation for professional purposes. Wherever possible, the news briefings prepared by students will be broadcast by students themselves at local Chinese language radio station and published either in a local Chinese language community newspaper or online.


  1. Through weekly based searching for useful information from major online (the Internet based) and offline media (hardcopies), students are expected to improve their basic research skills and techniques to find for useful information for professional purposes;
  2. It will help students to keep in touch with the latest developments in world affairs and to improve their understanding of the social, political, cultural and economic contexts against which media terms and expressions are used in their news briefing writings;
  3. By weekly based extensive reading, critical analysis, translating, writing and editing news briefings, students are expected to greatly enhance their study skills necessary for their future intellectual development.
  4. Through regular news briefing writings and research project, students are expected to improve their Chinese language writing skills for professional purposes.


Class participation (On going assessment) : 5%
Class performance (On going assessment) : 5%
Two news briefing papers (1000 Chinese characters each) : 40%
One research project paper (1500 Chinese characters) : 20%
Two new briefing presentations (5 minutes each) :10%
Editing skills (On going assessment) : 10%
Research project paper presentation at the end of semester oral test (5 minutes) : 10%

Contact hours

Three x 1 hr seminars/week


Chinese 8 or equivalent


CHI3550, CHI4559, CHI4550