• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Fengyuan Ji
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course is the initial written 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:

  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

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


On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at a Beginner level of Standard Modern Chinese.

 

Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.

 

Relevant past experience includes:

-      Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)

-      Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend

-      Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken

-      The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)

 

Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.


Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 1. Homework assignments (14) [LO null]
  2. 2. Weekly written tests (20) [LO null]
  3. 3. Four In-class listening tests (16) [LO null]
  4. 4. Tutorial attendance (10) [LO null]
  5. 5. Final written test (40) [LO null]

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Workload

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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

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
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 Class Summary
2539 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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