Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview

Description

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.

Credit
6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective
Outcomes

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

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.



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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Wang Yi
Unit rules
Prerequisites
any level of Chinese language
Incompatibility
CHIN2220 Chinese Language and Culture Immersion Program (Taiwan)
Note
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.
  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.