Advanced Chinese: Engagement with the Chinese Community
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- comprehend more authentic and formal materials in audio and written format
- express opinions in Chinese verbally and in writing on common cultural etiquettes and social norms
- create authentic texts in Chinese at a more idiomatic and sophisticated level
- compare and contrast the different cultural and communicative practices and social norms
- Attitudes toward utilitarianism
- Between the lines
- Morality and ethics
- Social hierarchy
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject aims to develop a high level of competence that enables advanced students to communicate with explicit knowledge of Chinese society and culture. The subject further develops students' language skills through close reading of non-authentic and authentic texts in Chinese language. These skills will be demonstrated by the application of complex vocabulary and grammatical techniques. A systematic examination of cultural practices and social etiquette will enable effective communication with Chinese speakers.
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- Presentation on a topical social issue (35%)
- Cultural Blog (40%)
- eTest (25%)
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