Elementary Chinese I

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. a firm pronunciation basis in MSC;

2. the ability to use accurately the Hanyu Pinyin romanisation system;

3. a knowledge of the basic radicals and formations of Chinese characters

4. a knowledge of a range of basic structures of the language;

5. 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;

6. an understanding of the broad cultural traditions of China and its people and some knowledge of Chinese history and way of life.

Content

Comprises 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.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: 2 x take-home assignments

Quiz: Listening Quiz

Quiz: 3x Writing Quizzes

Quiz: Speaking Quiz

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

1 hour of self-directed private study of Chinese characters

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorials commence in week 1.