Chinese 2F

Subject CHIN10008 (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: CHIN10007 Chinese 2E or equivalent.
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 course will further enhance students' knowledge of vocabulary, the basic grammar of spoken Chinese, and reading, writing and oral/aural skills.

  • have mastered the basic grammatical structures of Modern Chinese.
  • have a vocabulary of approximately 1000 characters.
  • have sufficient listening and spoken skills to cope with everyday situations in China.
  • acquire skills to use written materials to acquire systematic competence in a communicative code.
  • be able to time manage and regularly invest effort as the foundation for advanced levels of competence.
  • and develop cross-cultural communication skills.

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:

As for Chinese 1A.

    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 use written materials to acquire systematic competence in a communicative code.
    • acquire skills of time management and regular investment of effort as the foundation for advanced levels of competence.
    • acquire varied cross-cultural communication skills.
    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 110-161 Chinese 1B. Students who have completed 110-161 Chinese 1B (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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