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

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. demonstrate a firm pronunciation basis in MSC;

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

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

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

5. demonstrate 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. demonstrate 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.

Assumed Knowledge

Nil. This course is designed for students with no knowledge of the Mandarin language. Students who are already competent or native speakers of this language are encouraged to undertake 2000 level courses for a more engaged learning experience.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: 2 x take-home assignments

Quiz: 2 x Listening Quizzes

In Term Test: 2 x Written tests

Quiz: 2 x Speaking Quizzes

Contact Hours

Callaghan

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.