- Code CHIN2023
- Unit Value 6 units
All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020.
This course is the further written component of a one-year beginners program in Standard Modern Chinese.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Deploy a working vocabulary of approximately 700 words (Including those learned in Modern Chinese 1B);
- Recognise and write in correct stroke order ALL the characters covered in the main lessons, and to recognise those in the supplementary word list;
- Apply the basic grammatical rules that govern word order and the basic patterns of sentence structure in Chinese;
- Demonstrate a better and more accurate pronunciation with correct tones;
- Recognise and comprehend audio input in elementary Chinese;
- Display a deeper knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture.
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.
- 1. 2 in-class written quizzes (20) [LO null]
- 2. 10 weekly workbook exercises (20) [LO null]
- 3. Mid-semester exam (20) [LO null]
- 4. Class and tutorial attendance (10) [LO null]
- 5. Final exam (30) [LO null]
In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle.
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Five contact hours per week, consisting of two lectures and three tutorials.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsNew Practical Chinese Reader, Textbook 1 & 2, Workbook 1 & 2 (Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture University Press 2010).
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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