Chinese 3A (Upper Intermediate) (CHNS3601)


Upper-intermediate unit of study in Modern Standard Chinese. Proficiency in reading will be developed through study of Chinese-language texts on a range of social and cultural topics. Speaking, listening, reading and writing will be enhanced through advanced language exercises, including composition and discussion, with due attention to the more sophisticated skills (e.g., use of appropriate registers, intelligent dictionary use, expressing ideas on more complex issues than at lower-intermediate level).

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week


Classwork (equivalent to 1500wds) (10%), Oral Presentations (equivalent to 1000wds) (30%), writing assignments (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), in-class tests (1500wds equivalent) (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


CHNS2602 or CHNS1202

Assumed knowledge

Two years of university-level Chinese-language instruction for students without prior knowledge of Chinese


HSC Chinese Background Speakers, CHNS3103

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.