- Code CHIN1013
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Dr Yanyin Zhang
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course is the initial written component of a one-year beginners program in Standard Modern Chinese (Putonghua or Mandarin).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read materials using over 500 words and phrases (including those on the supplementary word list);
- Write with the correct stroke order all characters included in the text;
- Write pinyin accurately and type it on a computer;
- Pronounce words and phrases in correct tones and conduct simple, fluent conversations on topics concerning everyday life;
- 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.
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 language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Integrity Rule 2021 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.
- Homework assignments (14) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Weekly written tests (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Four In-class listening tests (16) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Tutorial attendance (10) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Final written test (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Five contact hours per week, consisting of two lectures and three tutorials
Requisite and Incompatibility
New Practical Chinese Reader, Textbook 1, Workbook 1 (Beijing: Beijing Language and Culture Press 2010, 2nd Edition)
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