AMB032 Mandarin 2

Unit synopsis

This subject continues to develop the four macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through an integrated communicative approach. While there is further consolidation of the knowledge of the Pinyin Romanisation system, greater attention is devoted to the reading and writing of characters. With acquisition of language, students receive further exposure to aspects and characteristics of Chinese culture.

Faculty
QUT Business School
School/Discipline
Advertising, Marketing And Public Relations
Study area
Languages
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Locations
Semester 2, 2018
23 July 2018 - 16 November 2018
  • Gardens Point

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2018: $805
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2018: $3,096
International student fee
2018: $3,492

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as part of our study abroad or exchange programs
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
AMB031 or HHB031 or HUB453 or HHB051
Anti-requisites
HHB052, HUB454
Equivalents
AMX032, HHB032

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Unit outlines

Coordinator

Name
ChunYan Yang
Email
c2.yang@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 7602

Rationale

This subject continues to help students develop the four macro-skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through an integrated communicative approach. While there is still further consolidation of the knowledge of the Pinyin Romanization system, greater attention is to be devoted to the speech of everyday conversations and to the the reading and writing of Chinese characters. With acquisition of the Chinese language, students will receive further exposure to aspects and characteristics of Chinese culture.

Aims

The aim of this unit is to help students consolidate their command of Chinese pronunciation and tones, and to expand their knowledge of basic Chinese sentence structures and further their skills in applying the structures to communicate in various everyday situations.

Learning outcomes

Undergraduate Coursework AoLs

The QUT Business School has established the Assurance of Learning (AoL) Goals to meet contemporary industry needs and standards. Achieving these learning outcomes will assist you to meet the desired graduate outcomes set at QUT - aligned with other internationally renowned business schools. Students will develop the following capabilities relevant to a contemporary global and sustainable business environment:

Knowledge and Technological Skills (KS)

1.1 Demonstrate and apply integrated discipline (including technical) knowledge across the broad field of business with depth in one or more core business disciplines.
1.2 Apply technical and technological skills appropriate and effective for real world business purposes and contexts.

Higher Order Thinking (HO)

2.1 Investigate real world business issues and situations through the effective analysis, evaluation and synthesis of theory and practice.
2.2 Exercise independent judgment and initiative in adapting and applying knowledge and skills for effective planning, problem solving and decision making in diverse contexts.

Professional Communication (PC)

3.1 Use information literacy skills, and communicate effectively and professionally in written forms and using media appropriate for diverse purposes and contexts.
3.2 Use information literacy skills, and communicate effectively and professionally in oral forms, appropriate for diverse purposes and contexts.

Teamwork and Self (TS)

4.1 Exercise self-reflection, responsibility and accountability in relation to own learning and professional practice.
4.2 Apply teamwork knowledge and skills for effective collaboration across diverse purposes and contexts.

Social, Ethical and Global Understanding (SE)

5.1 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of ethical and legal principles and practices in analysing and responding to business issues.
5.2 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of socially responsible behaviour in analysing and addressing business issues in national and international business contexts.

The specific course learning goals that apply to this unit are shown in the assessment section of this unit outline.

The unit outcomes are based on the learning outcomes specific to this unit which reflect the graduate capabilities identified as desirable for current graduates.


Unit Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate more confidence and competence in speaking Chinese words and sentences in correct pronunciation and tones;

2. Use a range of basic sentence structures to converse on everyday topics such as family members, work and occupations, clock and calendar times, colours and sizes of objects, and locations of people, things and places;

3. Use a range of basic sentence structures to perform in Mandarin Chinese such functions as shopping, dining out in a restaurant, and asking or telling directions;

4. Recognise about 800 and write more than 400 Chinese characters;

5. Have a better understanding of Chinese society and culture;

6. Have acquired the habit of approaching Mandarin learning tasks on a regular basis;

7. Demonstrate willingness and ability to work with others in the class to carry out communicative tasks in Mandarin Chinese.

Content

Topics to be covered:

1. Talking about occupations
2. Telling and asking about one's age
3. Telling and asking about dates and times
4. Telling and asking about locations
5. Shopping
6. Talking about colours and sizes
7. Eating out
8. Asking for and giving directions

Approaches to teaching and learning

There will be two 2 hour sessions each week. An eclectic approach will be employed to the delivery of the unit contents- communicative skills will be developed through a wide range of tasks and activities which includes pair-work, group work and individual homework. Students will be guided and monitored at every stage of learning.

Assessment items

Name #1: Examination (written)
DescriptionAssessment of student skills in listening comprehension, reading & writing skills.

Length or Duration: 2 hours
Formative or summative: Formative and Summative
Weighting25%
Due dateWeek 5
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomesUnit Learning Outcomes: 1-5 and AoL Goals: KS (1.1); HO (2.2); PC (3.1), (3.2); TS (4.1); SE (5.1), (5.2).
Name #2: Mid-Semester Oral Interviews
DescriptionAssessment of student skills in speaking Chinese.
Length or Duration: 20 minutes
Formative or summative: Formative and Summative
Weighting25%
Due dateWeek 9
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomesUnit Learning Outcomes: 1-7 and AoL Goals: KS (1.1); HO (2.2); PC (3.2); TS (4.1); SE (5.1), (5.2).
Name #3: Final Examination
DescriptionSummative assessment of student skills in all aspects of using the language - speaking, listening, ready and writing.
Length or Duration: 2.5 hours
Formative or summative: Summative
Weighting50%
Due dateCentral Exam Period
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomesUnit Learning Outcomes: 1-7 and AoL Goals: KS (1.1); HO (2.2); PC (3.1), (3.2); TS (4.1), (4.2); SE (5.1), (5.2).

Academic integrity

QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.

A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.

Resource materials

Texts and References
1 Short-Term Spoken Chinese Book 1
2 Short-Term Spoken Chinese CDs1x2
3 Hanyu Xiezuo Jiaocheng
(A Coursebook in Chinese Writing: Elementary Book 1, Type A)
Textbooks are available from QUT Bookstore, Gardens Point Campus.
Textbooks are to be purchased prior to commencement of the subject.

Risk assessment statement

There are no out-of-the-ordinary risks associated with lectures or tutorials in this unit. You should, however, familiarise yourself with evacuation procedures operating in the buildings in which you attend classes and take the time to view the Emergency video

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