Elementary Chinese II

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. It builds on CHIN1110.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. a firm pronunciation basis in MSC;

2. a knowledge of the radicals and formations of Chinese characters;

3. a knowledge of a range of basic structures of the language

4. 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;

5. the ability to use simple grammatical structures and vocabulary learned in simple conversations;

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. It builds on CHIN1110.

Assumed Knowledge

CHIN1110

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: 2 x take-home assignments

Quiz: Listening Quiz

Quiz: 3 x 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 will commence in week 2.