ATS2004 - Chinese intermediate 2 - 2019

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

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Gloria Davies


Professor Gloria Davies

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • Summer semester A 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


ATS2003 or equivalent/permission


ATS2024, ATS3024


If this is your language entry point, 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, upon successful completion of Chinese Intermediate 2 students will be able to:

  1. read and write around an additional 200 Chinese characters (900) total.
  2. critically reflect on the basic syntax system of Modern Standard Chinese and on the similarities and differences between it and English.
  3. employ a grammatical framework to analyse and describe the vernacular Chinese under study facilitating progression to later study of formal written Chinese (in Chinese Online Media and Advanced Chinese).
  4. orally communicate quantitatively and qualitatively using appropriate levels of formality in a range of everyday, practical situations.
  5. read simple modern vernacular texts.
  6. demonstrate language proficiency equivalent to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level A2.


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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