- Code CHIN2024
- 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
This course offers an introduction to Cantonese with an emphasis mainly on communicative ability and partly on comparison with Standard Modern Chinese. It is for students who have no or very limited prior knowledge of Cantonese language and may not be able to read Cantonese phonetics. At this level, students will study Cantonese pronunciation and how to initiate or respond to basic conversations in Cantonese in daily activities such as greetings, introductions, eating in and eating out.
Learning OutcomesOn satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of Cantonese to:
1. Recognise and pronounce all Cantonese initials, finals and nine tones in six distinct tone contours.
2. Use an active vocabulary of around 1,800 items.
3. Identify and produce practised phrase and sentence structures in colloquial Cantonese to conduct basic conversations, write sentences and simple paragraphs, and read simplified texts.
4. Converse on such topics as: personal encounters, family and friends, eating in and eating out, getting around, shopping, recreation, basic health care, fashion and education.
5. Display an understanding of cultural communication practices in family, at work places, and in living communities.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Class participation (Q&A, active participation in the lectures/tutorials, role play, oral presentation and language games, etc.) (LO 1, 3) 10%
Homework (watch Cantonese movies, listen to Cantonese songs, write some scripts for role play, and translate Cantonese into Mandarin or translate Mandarin into Cantonese, etc. Weekly homework is compulsory. Late submission is not permitted without prior permission.) (LO 2, 3) 10%
Mid-semester oral test (conversation for daily use- to be recorded.) (LO 3, 4, 5 ) 25%
End-of-semester oral test (role play- to be recorded) (LO 2, 3, 4, 5) 25%
End-of-semester written test (translate Mandarin into Cantonese or Cantonese into Mandarin) (LO 2, 3, 4) 30%
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Workload130 hours in total for both in class time and independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|4906||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person|