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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Special Course in Chinese 4

Course Code:
155901144
Unit value:
1
Taught in:
Full Year
This is an intermediate course designed to develop comprehensive reading skills and to expand vocabulary systematically beyond the 1,500+ characters level reached in Special Course in Chinese III. It aims to achieve a capability of independent study of documentary Chinese texts, while giving considerable attention to oral skills. Students will be able to engage in conversation on general topics as well as give sustained oral presentation on a familiar topic.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: Special Course in Chinese III or equivalent standard

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

This is an intermediate course designed to develop comprehensive reading skills and to expand vocabulary systematically beyond the 1,500+ characters level reached in Special Course in Chinese III. It aims to achieve a capability of independent study of documentary Chinese texts, while giving considerable attention to oral skills. Students will be able to engage in conversation on general topics as well as give sustained oral presentation on a familiar topic.

Workload

Total of 20 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

A wide range of topics will be covered including the environment, politics, education and other social issues.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination in May/June (50%); coursework of one announced assessment, one un-announced assessment and 8 translation assignments during the year (30%); one oral/ aural examination (20%).