Chinese 5B

Subject CHIN20013 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (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 , 8 additional hours/week. Total of 12 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Chinese 5A 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 Li Du


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Subject Overview:

This subject is a continuation of Chinese 5A. It involves advanced spoken and written Chinese. Students will read a variety of extracts from Modern Chinese and improve their writing and speaking skills.

  • read a variety of extracts from modern literature.
  • write Standard Chinese in a variety of styles.
  • acquire skills to communicate knowledge in a formal way, drawing on a broad understanding of literate culture.
  • acquire skills to invest time and effort systematically to bring literacy skills to higher levels of sophistication. and
  • be able to discuss contemporary issues and their historical and cultural backgrounds orally and in writing with increased levels of sophistication.
Assessment: A 1-hour composition test 20% (mid-semester), a 10-minute oral examination 10% (during the examination period), a 2-hour examination 60% (during the examination period), ongoing class work 5% and ongoing class participation 5%.
Prescribed Texts:

Bridge: A Practical Intermediate Chinese Course, Vol.2 (Qiaoliang-Xia) (Chen Zhuo, ed.), Beijing Language and Culture University Press, 2000.

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.
  • 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.
  • acquire public speaking skills through discussion and class presentations.
Notes: This subject is for the background speakers stream of Chinese (limited literacy). This subject was previously offered as 110-042 Standard Chinese 3B. Students who have completed Standard Chinese 3B are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Chinese)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Chinese Language
Chinese Language Major

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