Chinese Language II

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chinese Language II

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Chinese

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course has two parts. First is a review of work covered in LL181. Second, advanced and complex language usage built on the vocabulary, sentence pattern and grammar, etc. from course LL181. Oral Mandarin will be taught to students. The content of the lessons will be adjusted throughout the semester according to the students? abilities.
    Learning Outcomes:
    - Demonstrate ability to comprehend and communicate in Chinese Mandarin.
    - Understand how to summarize or paraphrase texts.
    - Demonstrate the ability to work in a team to achieve a desired outcome.
    - Recognise cultural differences between countries.
    - Communication: competence at oral and written expression in Chinese Mandarin.
    - Teamwork: demonstrate a capacity to work in a team to achieve a desired outcome.
    - Creativity: develop the ability to research and write a well organized essay.
    - Pacific Consciousness: Understanding of cultural perspectives and practices of the Chinese-speaking culture.
    - Obtain Chinese proficiency skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing; make significant gains in the acquisition of vocabulary and grammar.
    - Understand and correctly use a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures in daily conversational dialogue.
    - Demonstrate the ability to use the language with clarity in discussion, pair work and presentation.
    - Understand the nature of languages and the process of total language learning, including the integration of linguistic, cultural and social components.
    - Identify and analyse the Chinese language phenomenon from the cultural view, and compare the cultural differences between the Pacific countries and China.
    Textbook:
    Jiang, Liping (Eds.).(2006). Experiencing Chinese Elementary Course (Vol.1). 1st Edition. Beijing: Higher Education Press. (9787040203134)
    Assessment:
    Weekly Assingments: 20%
    Essay: 10%
    Group presentation: 10%
    Mid-term Test: 10%
    Final Exam: 50%

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