CHIN2405 Chinese 5

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the CHNSP Chinese Studies; CHNSI Chinese Studies major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 2 elective
This unit follows on from CHIN2404 Chinese 4 and provides further development of linguistic and cultural competency. While the unit covers the four linguistic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), emphasis is placed on communicative competence and more comprehensive reading and writing skills. At the same time, increased emphasis is placed on recognising radicals that compose Chinese characters and on developing reading and writing skills using dictionary or online material.
Students are able to (1) communicate in spoken and written Chinese, cultural conventions and expressions and their differences between China and the West; (2) discuss and comment on the arts such as calligraphy, painting, gardening, dancing, martial arts and playing chess; (3) compare different countries in terms of populations, scenery, landscape and well-known aspects; (4) engage in conversations on a variety of topics using idiomatic expressions; and (5) read and analyse texts in Chinese in dialogue and narrative forms.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) tests; and (3) assignments. 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)
Associate Professor Xianlin Song
Unit rules
CHIN1404 Chinese 4
CHIN2404 Chinese 4
CHIN1104 Chinese Intermediate II
CHIN2204 Chinese Intermediate II
CHIN2107 Chinese Native Speakers I
CHIN2205 Chinese Advanced I
CHIN1405 Chinese 5
CHIN3405 Chinese 5
Contact hours
3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.