CHINE231-18A (HAM)

Chinese Language 2: Part A

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Paper Description

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This paper is a continuation of CHIN132, and focuses on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Chinese language at an intermediate level.
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Paper Structure

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You will cover Lessons 15-19 of New Practical Chinese Reader 2, at the rate of one lesson every fortnight, with material that includes visiting the bank and post office, travelling, shopping, and making cultural comparisons.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Learning outcomes for this paper include the following:-

    You will expand your Chinese vocabulary across the duration of this paper, and you will also be introduced to more advanced grammatical constructions, including new tense markers and different types of complements.

    By the end of the paper, you will have more confidence expressing yourself in both written and spoken Chinese across a variety of social situations, such as shopping, exchanging money at the bank, and borrowing books from the library.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
27 Mar 2018
2:00 PM
2. Test 2
8 May 2018
2:00 PM
3. Listening Test
29 May 2018
2:00 PM
4. Final Written Test
1 Jun 2018
9:00 AM
5. Class participation
6. Written Assignments
  • Hand-In: Faculty Information Centre (J Block)
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Liu Xun (ed.), Practical Chinese Reader 2, Textbook and Workbook


In addition, a good Chinese-English/English-Chinese dictionary is recommended (digital or paper).

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Online Support

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There is an online Moodle community for this course. Moodle can be accessed via iWaikato. The paper outline is available on this site. Important announcements will also be posted through Moodle.

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3 hours of classes per week. You should aim to spend at least an additional 10 hours per week (depending on how good your memory is!) on completing assignments and on character-learning.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite papers: CHIN102, CHIN132, or CHINE132




Restricted papers: CHIN201 and CHIN231

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