97114 Developing Chinese Reading and Writing Skills 18cp; 1.5hpw (lecture), 1.5hpw (tutorial)
Anti-requisite(s): 97101 Chinese Language and Culture 1 AND 97102 Chinese Language and Culture 2
This subject is designed for students who have a good command of spoken Chinese, but have little to no proficiency in written Modern Standard Chinese. The subject emphasises skills in reading and writing, and to a lesser extent, in listening and speaking. Students learn Chinese radicals, which are an important element of the Chinese writing system, and develop a working knowledge of approximately 500 Chinese words. The subject also facilitates an understanding of and engagement with the sociocultural contexts in which the Chinese language is used. Students demonstrate intercultural understanding and engagement, by recognising, exploring, interpreting and moving between the languages and practices of two or more cultures. Students take an active part in collaborative learning activities to practise and consolidate their language skills.
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