• 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 is the initial written component of a one-year intensive beginners program in Modern Standard Chinese (Putonghua or Mandarin).

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. Read materials using over 500 words and phrases (including those on the supplementary word list);
2. Write with the correct stroke order all characters included in the text;
3. Write pinyin accurately and type it on a computer;
4. Pronounce words and phrases in correct tones and conduct simple, fluent conversations on topics concerning everyday life;
5. Analyse relevant aspects of Chinese culture, such as the norms and forms of Chinese social interaction, inviting cross-cultural comparisons and developing an understanding of China’s past and present.

Other Information

All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level. 

 

The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.


As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

1. Homework assignments         14%
2. Weekly written tests                20%
3. Four In-class listening tests    16%
4. Tutorial attendance                 10%    
5. Final written test                     40%

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

You cannot enrol in this course if you have already completed CHIN1020 or CHIN6013 or ASIA6151.

Prescribed Texts

  Making "Invisible" Visible, Book 1

Preliminary Reading

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

Majors

Minors

Fees

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:
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
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3016 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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