Developing Oral Skills in Chinese

Subject EDUC90696 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

July, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 04-Sep-2015
Assessment Period End 16-Sep-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2015
Census Date 07-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 28-Aug-2015

During the pre-teaching period students are required to complete reading that will be provided via LMS.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject is only available online.
Total Time Commitment:

85 hours


The following subject must be successfully completed before enrolling:

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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 Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

The subject introduces the fundamental phonological features of spoken Chinese and discusses their nature, their interrelationships, and the demands they make on English speaking second language learners, in light of contemporary psycholinguistic research.Guided practice is given in identifying these features in a variety of text types and in their preparation and teaching using innovative and effective methods to enable their school students to produce accurate, fluent spoken Chinese.

Learning Outcomes:

Students in this subject will develop their ability to

  • perceive the integrated phonological features of natural spoken Chinese language
  • understand how modulation of these features contributes to the meaning of language in use
  • plan, resource and prepare a variety of text types for teaching students to perceive and produce strings of phonologically accurate, natural flows of Chinese
  • use a number of effective innovative techniques to teach their new material
  • work collaboratively within and across cultures in professionalactivities
  • work flexibly with a wide range of on-line resources and applications, all transferable to their own teaching

Weekly participation in Discussion Forum activities, totalling approximately 1000 words or equivalent, 40%
Assignments comprising weekly tasks involving choice of texts, text analysis, research information on authors and content, and creative practice design, totalling approximately 1500 words, or equivalent, 60%

Prescribed Texts:

Online readings

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students in this subject will be enabled to develop

  • an in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline
  • the habit of critical reflection
  • awareness of ethnocentricity and the means to develop towards ethnorelativity
  • the ability to lead in innovative practice
Related Course(s): Professional Certificate in Chinese Language Teaching
Specialist Certificate in Chinese Language Teaching

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