UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CHIN1001 Chinese 3A

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the CHNSP Chinese major sequence
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Science students
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit enhances students' basic social proficiency in Chinese at intermediate level, augmenting CHIN1103 Chinese Intermediate 1 or CHIN1403 Chinese 3 with emphasis on more sophisticated spoken and written Chinese. It gives students practical background in both Chinese language and Chinese culture. Students consolidate what they learned in secondary school Chinese, especially the grammar, and expand their vocabulary. In addition they 'take a tour' through parts of China, so that when they go to China, they know how to behave, how to survive and how to explore Chinese society, culture and environment. The unit aims to equip students with the listening and speaking skills to travel in China, to enable them to read simple information about places and life in China and to describe places and travel in China in prose and conversations.

The unit is for students who have completed Chinese: Second Language at secondary school to the level of WACE Stage 2 (or equivalent) and is available only to students in their first year of Chinese at this University. It is run parallel to CHIN1403 Chinese 3 and aims to reinforce and solidify knowledge of grammar, syntax and vocabulary taught in first year, significantly expand vocabulary and oral and written fluency, and extend student capacity in all four language areas (speaking, listening, writing and reading) of contemporary Chinese. It broadens Chinese language and cultural knowledge. A larger, intangible objective is to nurture an interest in Chinese culture and society.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop a consolidation of their current Chinese language base; (2) describe in detail about themselves, friends and family; (3) converse with Chinese speakers regarding current occupation and future aspirations; (4) master the most commonly used Chinese characters; (5) compose simple but informative sentences and passages in Chinese characters; (6) refine generic skills such as understanding oneself and others, understanding the language in general; and (7) critically analyse by learning to express their ideas and performing assigned tasks in the Chinese language.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) participation

; (2) tests; and (3) assignements. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Huilin Sun
Unit rules
Prerequisites: WACE Chinese: Second Language CSL 2A/2B
Incompatibility: WACE Chinese: Second Language CSL 3A/3B or CHIN2201 Chinese Intermediate Bridging
Contact hours 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/CHIN1001/SEM-1/2017
Note This unit is for post-secondary WACE Stage 2 stream students.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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