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Unit Overview


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.

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.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the CHNSP Chinese Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective

Students are able to (1) converse in spoken and written form about everyday topics at lower intermediate level; (2) develop a sound understanding of the construction of Chinese characters and grammar; (3) master the most commonly used Chinese characters and compose informative sentences and passages; and (4) achieve reasonable understanding of successful second language acquisition and apply research skills.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) tests; and (3) assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Huilin Sun
Unit rules
WACE Chinese: Second Language CSL 2A/2B
WACE Chinese: Second Language CSL 3A/3B
or CHIN2201 Chinese Intermediate Bridging
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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.
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.