Elementary Chinese II

Course code CHIN1120Units 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. It builds on CHIN1110.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesThe course aims at providing students with:

- a firm pronunciation basis in MSC;

- a knowledge of the 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;

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

- 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. It builds on CHIN1110.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeCHIN1110
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
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
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for CHIN1120