• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Ms Xiao Min Yu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course offers an introduction to Cantonese with an emphasis mainly on communicative ability and partly on comparison with Modern Standard Chinese. It is for students who have no or very limited prior knowledge of Cantonese language and may not be able to read Cantonese phonetics. At this level, students will study Cantonese pronunciation and how to initiate or respond to basic conversations in Cantonese in daily activities such as greetings, introductions, eating in and eating out.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the further development of their presentation and negotiation skills in Cantonese in professional contexts;
2. Demonstrate listening skills in Cantonese in professional contexts;
3. Compare and translate between Cantonese and Mandarin;
4. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and insights into Cantones

Other Information

Course conducted subject to enrolments

Indicative Assessment

Oral tests during the semester 60%

Final Exam 40%

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Workload

Thirty-three hours per semester

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN3023.

Indicative Reading List

Cantonese, Hugh Baker and P.K. Ho, London: Hodder Headline, 2006.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1649 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

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