• 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, Asian Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Yanyin Zhang
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course is the initial oral component of a one-year beginners program in  Standard Modern Chinese (Putonghua or Mandarin).    

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of Standard Modern Chinese to:
1. Recognise and pronounce all initials and finals with all four tones; recognise and transcribe phonemes in pinyin.
2. Use an active vocabulary of around 500 words and basic spoken phrases.
3. Understand and use a limited range of simple spoken sentence structures to conduct basic conversations on topics for everyday situations.
4. Converse on everyday topics such as greetings, introducing oneself, and talking about family members.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the norms and forms of Chinese social interaction, and of China's past and present.

Other Information

Proficiency level: completion of this course with CHIN1013 is roughly equivalent to HSK 1.

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.

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Workload

Five contact hours per week, consisting of two lectures and three tutorials. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You cannot enrol in this course if you have already completed CHIN6012.

Prescribed Texts

New Practical Chinese Reader, Textbook 1, Workbook 1 (Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture Press 2015, 3rd Edition)

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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
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
3017 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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