Faculty of Arts


CHINESE 300

Advanced Modern Chinese 1


Description

This course is the continuation of CHINESE 201, which builds on the knowledge that you have gained over the previous year(s) of studying Chinese and aims to help you to develop independent and confident skills as a learner and user of Chinese in a Chinese speaking environment. 

This course covers Lessons 9 - 10 of Integrated Chinese 3 and Lessons 1- 6 of Integrated Chinese 4.  

You will read texts covering various aspects of Chinese society and culture, and through these texts you will strengthen your knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary and develop your skills in both written and spoken Chinese. You will also develop a deeper knowledge about Chinese language, Chinese society and Chinese culture. 

Learning Outcomes

If you meet all the requirements set in this course, at the end of this course you will:

  • have gained a wider, more sophisticated vocabulary used in modern Chinese;
  • be able to read more advanced texts on general topics about life and culture;
  • have improved your ability to write in accurate Chinese on various topics on experiences, culture, current affairs and everyday life;
  • have improved your ability to talk to others about experiences, culture, current affairs and everyday life;
  • have developed a deeper knowledge about the Chinese language and Chinese culture in general.

 

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s)  Margaret Lee

Reading/Texts

1. Yuehua Liu 2018. Integrated Chinese 3. Cheng & Tsui Company (Lessons 9-10)

2. Yuehua Liu 2018. Integrated Chinese 4. Cheng & Tsui Company. (Lessons 1- 6)

Recommended Reading

Recommended dictionaries:

  • DeFrancis, John & Zhang Yanyin. 2010. ABC Chinese-English/English-Chinese Dictionary. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press (2010).
  • Manser Martin H, ed. Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary. Oxford University Press (1999).

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

CHINESE 300: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

CHINESE 201

Restrictions

May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed


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