Chinese Second Year is offered in one delivery mode: Full Year (classes usually begin in late March or early April each year and run for 30 weeks with one 2-hour session weekly).
The Course is Suitable for:
The Chinese Second Year course is suitable for students who have completed the Chinese First Year course at Professional and Continuing Education, or attained the equivalent proficiency elsewhere, including any in-country experience.
Please feel free to contact us and speak with a course adviser if you need assistance in selecting the appropriate course or level of study for you. Alternatively, to help find a suitable level of study in your preferred language, you can self assess your language level.
Course Content & Outcomes:
The Second Year course will cover communicative grammar, vocabulary, socio-cultural understanding, and develop recognition and use of characters.
By the end of the course students should be able to understand short questions and simple non-formulaic statements; participate in very simple conversations on familiar everyday topics, using sufficient vocabulary to make simple statements and ask questions in simplified conversations. Students should be able to display an ability to read and understand characters with some reliance on pinyin.
The Course Assists Students to:
- Discuss daily activities and events
- Express personal feelings
- Express obligations and duties
- Express needs and wants when acquiring goods and services
- Make introductions between second and third parties
The content is geared for practical use of the language and takes a holistic approach to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It allows for the cohesive development of language proficiency at a consistent and comfortable speed.
The course is delivered by experienced adult educators and the teaching style is interactive, giving students the opportunity to learn with, and from, others.
Students are expected to spend an equal amount of time on individual study between sessions.
Certificate & Assessment:
Upon successful completion of the course, and meeting attendance requirements, participants will receive a University of Adelaide, Centre for Professional and Continuing Education Certificate of Completion.
Intensive and Full Year students have the option to take an assessment of competency, if the required standard is achieved and the attendance requirement is met, students will be awarded a Certificate of Competency.
This is not an award course. However, there are some institutions that may recognise this course as a unit of study. Students should check with the institution concerned regarding recognition.
Payment Options, Concessions and Discounts:
- Discounts and concessions are applicable to this course.
- A part payment option is also available for this course.
HECS/FEE-HELP cannot be used to pay for this course.
Please note: Entry to full year courses is possible at any time of the year. It is the responsibility of the student to determine they have the required language competency to cope with the course content at the point of entry.