Chinese Third 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 Third Year course is suitable for students who have completed the Chinese Second Year course at Professional and Continuing Education, or attained the equivalent proficiency elsewhere, including any in-country experience.It is also suitable for previous learners returning to the language after an absence who possess the required competency for study at this level.
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:
By the end of the course students should be able to understand the main point(s) and some details in highly contextualised dialogue or texts; express needs, describe, compare, and demonstrate use of adequate working vocabulary showing some knowledge of synonyms.
Students should also be able to write simple text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest, displaying understanding of sentence and question patterns. They should be able to read and understand most course material using characters with limited pinyin.
The Course Assists Students to:
- Describe personal experiences in the past
- Describe future intentions and rationale
- Describe and discuss geographies and histories across regions and countries
- Describe and discuss particular modes of transport, travel and getting about
- Make enquiries and communicate effectively on personal health
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.