• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
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This course is part of the ANU Extension program for secondary students in years 11 and 12, and not available to students in ANU undergraduate, postgraduate or research programs.


This tertiary level Continuing Chinese H Course provide a pathway from secondary to tertiary studies in Chinese language by enhancing and complementing the existing ACT Chinese Continuing language course for Year 11 and 12 secondary students. This course will be delivered at first-year university level with a strong though not exclusive emphasis on reading and writing, which secondary college teachers of Chinese have identified as a need. Given the distinctiveness of the Chinese language and its distance from English, learning Chinese, in particular learning to read and write characters, needs new literacy skills to be developed. The course will emphasize both essential literacy skills and a broader understanding of the role of written language in a contemporary context.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Consolidate the foundation of their Chinese language skills and demonstrate an
understanding of basic Chinese grammar;
2. Demonstrate a good grasp of the features of written Chinese - character composition, characteristics of word structures and stroke order;
3. Demonstrate an expanded Chinese vocabulary (receptive knowledge of 600-800 characters) and the ability to look up characters and words in dictionaries;
4. Demonstrate the ability to read and engage with simple ‘authentic’ written texts;
5. Demonstrate the ability to compose written Chinese texts;
6. Develop the confidence to engage with Chinese dictionaries and texts for self study.

Indicative Assessment

Character, word & phrase recognition testing, dictionary competence25%-40%
Closed book writing tests25%-40%

Listening/reading comprehension with questions and answers in English and/or the target language

AND/OR response to an unseen written stimulus

Responding task based on guided research project20%-40%

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2 class contact hours per week

Assumed Knowledge



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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3998 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6996 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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