Chinese 3A

Subject CHIN10012 (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 1, 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 , 8 additional hours/week. Total of 12 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Chinese 2D or Chinese 2F
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: None.


Dr Jia Gao


Dr Gao Jia

Subject Overview:

This course builds on the knowledge acquired by students in Chinese 2D or Chinese 2F (previously offered as Chinese 1B) . Students should broaden their listening comprehension and speaking skills and gain confidence and independence in handling written Chinese language materials and in making the transition from textbook material to original Chinese texts.

  • be able to function in Chinese in a limited number of formal situations.
  • be able to make a short speech in Chinese on a limited number of subjects.
  • develop some basic correspondence skills.
  • have a vocabulary of approximately 1200 characters.
  • be able to use foundational knowledge of structural patterns to manage complex bodies of new information.
  • be able to recognise the indispensability of accuracy in communication while dealing with larger quantities of information.
  • acquire knowledge of key social and cultural phenomena as the basis for a heightened global awareness.
Assessment: Short tests and/or assignments 10% (commencing 2nd week and before the end of semester), an oral test 20% (during the examination period), a listening and comprehension test 20% (during the examination period), a final examination 40% (during the examination period) and continuous class participation 10%.
Prescribed Texts:
  • Meeting China (Zhong Ji Ben) (Ren Xuemei et al) Beijing University Press 1997
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 public speaking skills through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.
  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion.
Notes: Formerly available as 110-121 Chinese 2A and as 110-039 Chinese 2A. Students who have completed 110-121 or 110-039 are ineligible to enrol in this subject. Available at 2nd year for students who begin at Chinese 2E and 3rd year for students who begin at Chinese 1A.

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