Using ICT in Chinese Language Teaching

Subject EDUC90698 (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:

October, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 05-Oct-2015 to 13-Nov-2015
Assessment Period End 25-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Oct-2015
Census Date 16-Oct-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-Nov-2015

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

85 hours


There are three prerequisites:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

The subject introduces the range and purposes of ICT in modern languages education and requires particular engagement with applications which assist Chinese language teachers to produce material of their own; to open computer based language learning resources including the Web to their students so they can spend more time on Chinese independently; and to develop social networking among teachers and among students, here and in China.

Learning Outcomes:

Students in this subject will develop their ability to

  • understandthe Chinese language education potential of technological applications
  • make effective use of technological applications to teach so that studentsbecome independent learners of Chinese using technology
  • initiate a web-facilitated relationship with a teacher and class of students of Chinese in another school
  • 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, equivalent to approximately 1000 words, 40%

Assignments comprising weekly tasks involving choice of texts, text analysis, research information on authors and content, and creative practice design, equivalent to approximately 1500 words, 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

  • a flexible learning approach
  • the habit of critical reflection
  • awareness of ethnocentricity and the means to develop towards ethnorelativitythe 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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