CHINE306-21B (HAM)

Reading and Translation Skills: Chinese

15 Points

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Paper Description

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This paper is designed primarily for native speakers of Chinese and is taught bilingually. It aims to improve students' bilingual reading ability and to develop students' ability to translate between English and Chinese language.


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Paper Structure

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There are two major components of this paper: the reading skills will be covered in the first six weeks of the trimester and translation skills will be introduced in the remaining six weeks. Hands-on tutorials and after-class practices are an important part of this course.


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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 教学目的

    Explore key components of written discourse 系统了解篇章构成要素

    Analyse structures of different genres 能够自主分析各种文体结构

    Identify writer-reader interaction strategies in texts 能够辨识文章中交互技巧

    Understand general principles of translation 理解翻译的基本理论

    Master common strategies of translation at different levels 掌握翻译常用手法

    Reflect on the differences between translation and interpretation 了解口笔译注意事项

    Linked to the following assessments:
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There are two written assignments for this paper: one for reading part and the other for the translation part.

The first assignment is due 28 March (Thursday)

The second assignment is due on 23 May (Thursday)

The assignment need to be hand in to FASS's Information Center before 3:30pm, late submission of the assignment is not accepted.

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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. Moodle participation
2. Tutorial participation
3. Setting your goal assignment
16 Jul 2021
No set time
4. Reading assignment
10 Sep 2021
No set time
5. Translation assignment
8 Oct 2021
No set time
6. Reading Test
24 Aug 2021
1:00 PM
7. Translation Test
12 Oct 2021
1:00 PM
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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There is no required textbook for this paper.

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Recommended Readings

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Recommended readings are in the CHINE306 Reading list
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Online Support

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There is an online Moodle community for this course, accessible via iWaikato. The paper outline, assignment details, any required/recommended reading, and related resources will be made available on this site as the course progresses.


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This paper is worth 15 points, which equals 150 learning hours. Students are required to spend at least 10 hours per week contributing to all Moodle forums, attending Face-to-face/Zoom tutorials, completing assignments and preparing for tests.


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Linkages to Other Papers

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Admission for non-native speakers of Chinese is at the discretion of the lecturer.




Restricted papers: CHIN306

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