Elementary Chinese I

Course code CHIN1110Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Comprises a comprehensive language course for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. It is designed to give beginners a basic level of communicative competence in Modern Standard Chinese (MSC - also known as Mandarin or Putonghua) and a brief introduction to Chinese language and civilisation integrated into instruction in the language.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe course aims at providing students with:

- a firm pronunciation basis in MSC;

- the ability to use accurately the Hanyu Pinyin romanisation system;

- a knowledge of the basic radicals and formations of Chinese characters;

- a knowledge of a range of basic structures of the language;

- the ability to use approximately 200 high frequency Chinese characters and associated compounds in their simplified forms and to use these characters in simple guided sentences;

- an understanding of the broad cultural traditions of China and its people and some knowledge of Chinese history and way of life.
ContentComprises a comprehensive language course designed to give beginners a basic level of communicative competence in Modern Standard Chinese. This includes a firm pronunciation basis in MSC, a knowledge of a range of basic structures of the language and the ability to use approximately 200 high frequency Chinese characters and associated compounds in their simplified forms.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgen/a
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments2 (1000 words per piece), take-home assignments - 2 x 10% = 20%.
Quiz - ClassQuizzes: 5 in class, distributed approximately evenly throughout the semester. - Listening: 1 x 20%, 30 minutes, Writing: 3 x 10%, 30 minutes each and Speaking 1 x 30% (10 minutes).
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CHIN1110