Chinese 4B

Subject CHIN10004 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Chinese 4A or equivalent as determined by the coordinator. New students may not enrol unless they have attended an interview and/or placement test in the week preceding the first week of semester.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: None.


Dr Jia Gao


Dr Gao Jia

Subject Overview:

This subject is a continuation of Chinese 4A. At the conclusion of this subject, students should be able to independently read a variety of original Chinese material and to write modern standard Chinese in an acceptable style. They should also be able to conduct discussions in Chinese on social and cultural issues.

  • be able to read a variety of original Chinese material.
  • be able to write modern standard Chinese in an acceptable style.
  • be able to understand cultural context.
  • be able to discuss social and cultural issues in standard Chinese.
Assessment: Class participation 10%, a mid-semester test 10%, an oral presentation 20% (at the end of semester), and a final 2-hour examination 60% (during examination period).
Prescribed Texts:

Bridge: A Practical Intermediate Chinese Course, Vol. 1 (Qiaoliang - Shangce) (Chen Zhuo, ed.), Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2000.

Recommended Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • acquire written communication skills through essay writing and seminar discussion.
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
  • acquire public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.
Notes: This subject is available at level one for the background speakers (minimal literacy) stream of Chinese. It is only available at level 1 for students who commenced the background speakers stream of Chinese at level one This subject was previously offered as 110-040 and 110-123 Standard Chinese 2B. Students who have completed Standard Chinese 2B are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Chinese)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Chinese
Chinese Language
Chinese Language Major

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