Chinese 5B

Subject CHIN20013 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

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: CHIN20012 Chinese 5A 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 Du Liping
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.

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%.

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:

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.

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Generic Skills:
  • acquire written communication skills through essay writing and class discussion.
  • show attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for essay and assignment completion.
  • acquire public speaking skills through class discussion and 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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