Chinese 2E

Subject CHIN10007 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of language classes and a 1-hour language laboratory class per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 8 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: A pass in VCE Chinese, International Baccalaureate Chinese or equivalent as determined by the coordinator.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Shaoming Zhou
Subject Overview:

This subject is for students who have completed a course of study in Chinese at secondary school level. In building on the knowledge students already have, particular attention will be paid to expanding vocabulary, ensuring a good grasp of the basic grammar of spoken Chinese, and developing reading, writing and oral/aural skills.

  • have a knowledge of approximately 750 Chinese characters.
  • have a good knowledge of basic grammatical structures.
  • be able to understand and conduct a conversation in Chinese on a range of everyday topics.
  • be able to apply systematic academic discipline to previous experience and knowledge.
  • be able to adapt to academic learning regimes requiring high levels of self discipline to ensure accuracy, with greatest emphasis being placed on the acquisition of skills in a written language.
  • increase levels of cross-cultural awareness.

A 2-hour examination 40% (during the examination period), a 30-minute listening comprehension test 15% (during the examination period), a 10-minute oral test 15% (during the examination period), fortnightly tests 10%, a composition test 10% (at the end of semester) and continuous class participation 10%.

Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Prescribed Texts:
  • Meeting China (Chujiben) (Yang Defeng and Huang Li (eds)) Peking University Press 1997
Recommended Texts:


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:
  • be able to apply systematic academic discipline to previous experience and knowledge.
  • be able to adapt to academic learning regimes, requiring high level of self discipline to ensure accuracy, with emphasis being placed on the acquisition skills in written language.
  • have increased levels of cross-cultural awareness.
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for class preparation, revision and assignment completion.
Notes: This subject is available at level one for the post-VCE stream of Chinese. It is only available at level 1 for students who commenced the post-VCE stream of Chinese at level one. This subject was previously offered as 110-160 Chinese 1A. Students who have completed 110-160 Chinese 1A (before 2008) 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
Related Breadth Track(s): Chinese - Post-VCE

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