units

ATS2004

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Robert Irving

Notes

The unit requires a language placement test. For further information go to http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/chinese/enrolment-and-placement-testing/

Synopsis

Chinese Intermediate 2 completes an overview of the important sentence structures of modern standard Chinese. Equal emphasis is placed on the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Speaking classes cover practical, everyday situations to develop interactive competence at a basic level in a range of situations likely to be encountered in daily life in contemporary China. In addition to regular classroom activities, listening and reading skills will be further developed through the use of audio/visual, Web-based and computer assisted learning materials.

Outcomes

Building on the language skills acquired in Chinese Intermediate 1, on successful completion of Chinese Intermediate 2 students will have developed:

  1. the ability to read and write around an additional 200 Chinese characters (900) total
  2. an understanding of the basic syntax system of Modern Standard Chinese and of the similarities and differences between it and English
  3. knowledge of a grammatical framework with which to analyse and describe the vernacular Chinese under study facilitating progression to later study of formal written Chinese (in Chinese Media Studies and Advanced Chinese)
  4. comprehension skills necessary o read simple modern vernacular texts
  5. language proficiency equivalent to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level A2
  6. oral/aural skills necessary to communicate quantitatively and qualitatively in a range of everyday, practical situations

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Exam: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

ATS2003 or equivalent/permission

Prohibitions

ATS2024, ATS3024