• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Yanyan Wang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course is the further written component of a one-year intensive beginners program in Modern Standard Chinese.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

1. Deploy a working vocabulary of approximately 700 words (Including those learned in Modern Chinese 1B);
2. Recognise and write in correct stroke order ALL the characters covered in the main lessons, and to recognise those in the supplementary word list;
3. Apply the basic grammatical rules that govern word order and the basic patterns of sentence structure in Chinese;
4. Demonstrate a better and more accurate pronunciation with correct tones;
5. Recognise and comprehend audio input in elementary Chinese;
6. Display a deeper knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture.

Indicative Assessment

1.  2 in-class written quizzes: 20%
2.  10 weekly workbook exercises: 20%
3.  Mid-semester exam: 20%
4.  Class and tutorial attendance: 10%
5.  Final exam: 30%

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Five contact hours per week, consisting of two lectures and three tutorials.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN1013 or CHIN1020. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed CHIN2020.

Prescribed Texts

New Practical Chinese Reader, Textbook 1 & 2, Workbook 1 & 2 (Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press 2010).




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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
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.

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, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2224 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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