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CHIN1010 – I Chinese Studies 1

2021 – Session 1, Fully online/virtual

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Lecturer
Sijia Guo
Contact via 02 9850 7023
Room 319, Level 3, 25B Wally's Walk
Monday 1-3pm
Tutor
Mei-fen Kuo
Contact via 02 9850 7692
Room 311, Level 3, 25B Wally's Walk
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This is an introductory unit intended for students with no previous knowledge of Chinese, spoken or written. This unit aims to help students acquire Chinese characters and the basic grammatical elements. Students develop their skills in all four aspects of speaking, writing, listening and reading, as well as their understanding of contemporary Chinese culture. The classes and online resources are offered in an interactive way to provide feedback for students to learn Chinese on/off campus.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Develop elementary level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Chinese language.
  • ULO2: Identify, describe and evaluate a few aspects of Chinese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • ULO3: Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Chinese at elementary level.
  • ULO4: Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
  • ULO5: Demonstrate an awareness of some language and language use in both Chinese and English.
  • ULO6: Hand-write Chinese characters in the correct order, and type characters in computer as required.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Penalty

Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – two (2) marks out of 100 will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted more than seven (7) days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline. No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Participation and preparation 10% No Weekly
Online Vocabulary Quizzes 10% No Week 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Written Tests 40% No Week 7 & 13
Written Assignments 20% No Week 4, 6, 9 and 11
Group Oral Presentation 10% No Week 7
Oral One on One Individual Test 10% No Week 13

Participation and preparation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 2 hours
Due: Weekly
Weighting: 10%

 

Participation reflects students active contribution in class and online.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.

Online Vocabulary Quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Week 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Weighting: 10%

 

Weekly online vocab quizzes on vocabulary, phrases and short sentences, only available to access at set time frame before practicals start, in order to prepare for the lessons to be learnt in practicals.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop elementary level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Chinese language.
  • Identify, describe and evaluate a few aspects of Chinese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Chinese at elementary level.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of some language and language use in both Chinese and English.

Written Tests

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Week 7 & 13
Weighting: 40%

 

Written tests covering a combination of listening, reading and writing skills.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop elementary level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Chinese language.
  • Identify, describe and evaluate a few aspects of Chinese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Chinese at elementary level.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of some language and language use in both Chinese and English.
  • Hand-write Chinese characters in the correct order, and type characters in computer as required.

Written Assignments

Assessment Type 1: Reflective Writing
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Week 4, 6, 9 and 11
Weighting: 20%

 

Four written assignments submitted on iLearn via Assignment box. Details will be available on iLearn.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop elementary level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Chinese language.
  • Identify, describe and evaluate a few aspects of Chinese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Chinese at elementary level.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of some language and language use in both Chinese and English.
  • Hand-write Chinese characters in the correct order, and type characters in computer as required.

Group Oral Presentation

Assessment Type 1: Simulation/role play
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Week 7
Weighting: 10%

 

Students in a group need to prepare and present a dialogue based on the content learnt and deliver it verbally without script. Detailed instructions are available on iLearn.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop elementary level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Chinese language.
  • Identify, describe and evaluate a few aspects of Chinese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Chinese at elementary level.

Oral One on One Individual Test

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 6 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 10%

 

Students will prepare and present a monologue of a chosen topic orally then answer a few questions based on the monologue. more details in iLearn

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Develop elementary level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Chinese language.
  • Identify, describe and evaluate a few aspects of Chinese-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Chinese at elementary level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED

Online Unit

Login is via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/

Is my unit in iLearn?: https://unitguides.mq.edu.au/ilearn_unit_status/ to check when your online unit will become available.

Technology

Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

For students attending classes on campus we strongly encourage that you bring along your own laptop computer, ready to work with activities in your online unit. The preferred operating system is Windows 10.

Students are required to access the online unit in iLearn by the end of Week 1 and follow any relevant instructions and links for downloads that may be required. If applicable, students are required to download the relevant language package prior to Week 2.

Please contact your course convenor before the end of Week 1 if you do not have a suitable laptop (or tablet) for in-class use.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.