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CHIN3406 Chinese 6

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the CHNSB Chinese Studies major sequence
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit follows on from CHIN3405 Chinese 5 and provides further training in developing Chinese linguistic and cultural competency. It continues to develop the four linguistic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and increases students' effective communication skills to meet routine practical and social demands that are relevant to them at tertiary level. Students attain a relatively higher level of proficiency in spoken and written Chinese. Special emphasis is placed on effectively communicating in Chinese in certain social and employment contexts and on developing students' translation skills.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) communicate with a reasonable degree of fluency with native speakers using sentences that are complete, coherent and syntactically correct; (2) use Chinese effectively under various social and employment contexts; (3) understand Chinese popular culture; and (4) translate moderately complex Chinese texts into English and vice versa, and to refine generic skills in terms of information literacy and management. The study of Chinese language necessitates learning how to learn, from the use of bilingual and monolingual dictionaries to memorisation techniques. The study of Chinese enables learners to critically evaluate Chinese-language information obtained through a variety of media and search techniques (whether hard copies in libraries or electronic resources).
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participatiton; (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
Prerequisites:
CHIN3405 Chinese 5
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
CHIN3406 Chinese 6 or CHIN1406 Chinese 6 or CHIN2406 Chinese 6
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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  • 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.