ATS2004 - Chinese intermediate 2 - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Chinese Studies


Dr Lijun Bi

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit requires a language entry level testlanguage entry level test (


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.


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


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


ATS2003 or equivalent/permission


ATS2024, ATS3024