CHIN2802 Chinese Language and Culture Immersion Program (Taiwan)

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • 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
  • Substitute unit for any one Level 2 units (6 points) for the Chinese Studies major
The primary goal of this four-week in-country unit is to provide cultural and linguistic immersion for students who are studying or going to study Chinese at UWA. The unit comprises (1) 60 hours of Chinese language training in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills; (2) two cultural trips in local areas in Taiwan; (3) five cultural workshops including tea ceremony, Peking opera, calligraphy etc.; and (4) an individual-based Chinese native-speaking language exchange partner as a life guide during their stay in Tainan, Taiwan. The unit is delivered by the National Cheng Kung University.
Students are able to (1) enhance their oral and aural Chinese language skills; (2) become more confident in communicating with native speakers; (3) become more familiar with some of the cultural issues in the target language; and (4) enhance their awareness in intercultural communication and building international understanding which helps break down stereotypes.
Assessment arrangements are in the hands of the host university in China. Students receive grades for each of the units they enrol in, and an official transcript of these grades is provided to UWA. If successful, students are awarded an ungraded pass by UWA.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Wang Yi
Unit rules
any level of Chinese language
CHIN2220 Chinese Language and Culture Immersion Program (Taiwan)
This unit is available over the Australian summer break (four weeks in November to December). Numbers in this unit are limited and all enrolments must be approved by the unit coordinator.
  • 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.