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The course provides Chinese heritage speakers with reading and writing proficiency at the advanced level (Chinese Proficiency Test Level V), as well as an understanding of Chinese culture and society. The course further studies common radicals and construction of characters, and most frequent rhetorical devices used in essay writing.
Heritage speakers typically possess aural and oral skills but limited reading and writing skills. The term refers to those 1) born in a Chinese-speaking country but who received limited formal education in that country up to the second grade, or 2) who were born in a non-Chinese-speaking country but raised in a home where Mandarin (or Mandarin and another dialect) was spoken and possess limited reading and writing skills in Chinese.
Pre-advanced non-native (L2) proficiency refers to students with Chinese NCEA Level 3, or those with up to three years’ formal study in China.
Students enrolling in this paper for the first time must complete the following form: Chinese language ability declaration.
There are no offerings currently available for this course
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