CHINE231-20A (HAM)

Chinese Language 2: Part A

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Paper Description

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Ni Hao! This paper is a continuation of CHINE132, covering Lessons 15-19 in New Practical Chinese Reader 2. Over the semester, your knowledge of Chinese characters and character compounds will expand, and you will be introduced to several new key grammatical constructions, which will significantly enrich your expression in both written and spoken Chinese, on topics ranging from celebrating festivals, visiting the bank and post office, travelling, shopping, and making cultural comparisons.
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Paper Structure

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The paper covers Lessons 15-19 of New Practical Chinese Reader 2, at the rate of one lesson every fortnight. You will be expected to complete the corresponding exercises for each lesson in your NPCR workbook.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Learning outcomes for this paper include the following:-

    You will expand your Chinese vocabulary across the duration of this paper, and you will also be introduced to more advanced grammatical constructions, including new tense markers and different types of complements.

    By the end of the paper, you will have more confidence expressing yourself in both written and spoken Chinese across a variety of social situations, such as shopping, exchanging money at the bank, and borrowing books from the library.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
30 Mar 2020
3:00 PM
2. Test 2
11 May 2020
3:00 PM
3. Listening Test
2 Jun 2020
9:00 AM
4. Final Written Test
5 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
5. Class participation
6. Written Assignments
  • Hand-In: Faculty Information Centre (J Block)
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Liu Xun (ed.), New Practical Chinese Reader 2, Textbook and Workbook


In addition, a good Chinese-English/English-Chinese dictionary is recommended (digital or paper).

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Online Support

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There is an online Moodle community for this course. Moodle can be accessed via iWaikato. The paper outline is available on this site. Important announcements will also be posted through Moodle.

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3 hours of classes per week. You should aim to spend at least an additional 10 hours per week (depending on how good your memory is!) on completing assignments and on character-learning.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite papers: CHIN102, CHIN132, or CHINE132




Restricted papers: CHIN201 and CHIN231

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