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AMB033 Mandarin 3

Unit synopsis

This unit is designed to meet student needs to further develop their basic knowledge and skills for understanding, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese in a wide range of everyday situations. Eligible students are those who have: successfully completed introductory Mandarin units HHB031/AMB031 and HHB032/AMB032 at QUT, and those who have successfully completed equivalent Mandarin study elsewhere. Graduates from high schools who have completed Year 12 Mandarin should also enrol in this unit. (Students who have undergone primary and secondary education in China and Taiwan are not eligible for this unit. Students who cannot speak Mandarin Chinese but can read and write Chinese script are not eligible either. They can apply to do Mandarin speaking units cross-institutionally at UQ.)

Faculty
QUT Business School
Study area
Languages
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Locations
Semester 1, 2018
19 February 2018 - 22 June 2018
  • Gardens Point

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2018: $820
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
AMB032 or HHB032
Equivalents
AMX033, HHB033

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
Ying Xian Wang
Email
y.wang@qut.edu.au
Phone
3138 7738

Rationale

Students need to expand their working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese and to further develop their macro-skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing after completing their first year elementary Mandarin units. This unit will provide learning activities to consolidate students' knowledge and command of the Mandarin Pinyin/Romanization system and at the same time more attention will be given to increasing students' competence in reading and writing Chinese characters. With progressive acquisition of the Chinese language, students will be further exposed to aspects and characteristics of Chinese culture.

Aims

The aim of this unit is to provide students with further knowledge and skills in carrying out basic communicative tasks in a wide range of everyday situations where Mandarin is used.

Learning outcomes

Course Assurance of Learning Goals (Undergraduate)
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.



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

1. Demonstrate a better command of Mandarin pronunciation and tones and the Chinese Romanization- /Pinyin system
2. Comprehend and produce recounts of past experiences;
3. Express comments on characteristics of the actions they themselves or others carry or carried out;
4. Make comparisons on people, things or places;
5. Extend good wishes appropriate for different occasions
6. Utter requests in the colloquial 'ba-sentence' structure
7. Read and write about 400 additional Chinese characters introduced in the unit;
8. Demonstrate a better understanding of Chinese society and culture.


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

Content

Topics to be covered:

1. Talking about past experiences
2. Making comments on actions and events
3. Making comparisons on people, things or places
4. Expressing durations of actions and events
5. Introducing about 400 new Chinese characters
6. Further exposure to Chinese culture

Approaches to teaching and learning

There will be two 2-hour sessions each week. An eclectic approach will be employed in 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 on a regular basis. Students will be expected to actively participate in classroom activities and to do set homework outside class.

Assessment items

Name #1: Mid-Semester Exam
DescriptionThey are to assess students' skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing.

Length or Duration: 2 hours
Formative or Summative: Informative and Summative
Weighting30%
Due dateWeek 7
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomesUnit Learning Outcomes: 1-4, 8 and AoL Goals: KS (1.1, 1.2), HO (2.1, 2.2), PC (3.1, 3.2)
Name #2: Mid-term Speaking
DescriptionStudents are expected to demonstrate their skills in reading texts in Chinese characters in an accurate and fluent manner.

Length or Duration: 10 minutes
Formative or Summative: Informative and Summative
Weighting20%
Due dateWeek 7
Internal or externalInternal
Group or individualIndividual
Relates to learning outcomesUnit Learning Outcomes: 1 and 7 and AoL Goals: KS (1.1), PC (3.2)
Name #3: Final Examination
DescriptionThey are to assess students' skills in Speaking, Listening, Reading 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 - 8 and AoL goals: KS (1.1, 1.2), HO (2.1, 2.2), PC (3.1, 3.2)

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

Prescribed Textbook & Workbook

New Practical Chinese Reader 2: Textbook
New Practical Chinese Reader 2: Textbook Audio CDS (x4)
New Practical Chinese Reader 2: Workbook
New Practical Chinese Reader 2: Workbook Audio CDS (x2)

Other Resources
Chinese-English Dictionary

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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Single-unit study

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Cross-institutional study

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