- Code CHIN3201
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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 OutcomesOn 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
Oral tests during the semester 60%
Final Exam 40%
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130 hours over the semester, including in-class time and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Indicative Reading ListCantonese, Hugh Baker and P.K. Ho, London: Hodder Headline, 2006.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|2521||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person|