Faculty of Arts


Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for CHINESE 302.


This course is designed for students who have formally studied Chinese for at least 300 contact hours or equivalent. It aims to develop students’ reading and writing ability through reading a wide range of topics and producing writings in different formats. Authentic texts will be used to help students understand the topics which will foster their understanding of modern China and the Chinese culture. Writing exercises are connected with the readings, and the students are expected to employ analytical skills and critical thinking to express their opinions on the topics.

By the end of the course, students’ reading and writing abilities are expected to achieve the B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or the advanced-low to advanced-mid level in the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) guideline. Nevertheless, half of the assessments of this course are formative rather than summative. Students need to submit a Language Portfolio to demonstrate their improvements throughout this course.


Important information

If you do not meet the prerequisites, please complete a Language Ability Declaration and you may be called for an interview and a placement test.

Availability 2018

Not offered in 2018; planned for 2019




CHINESE 302: 15.0 points


Chinese 202 or 300 or approval by Academic Head or nominee

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