Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Provides a comprehensive language course designed for students with a basic knowledge of Chinese.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills in Modern Standard Chinese.

2. Apply Chinese grammar at an intermediate level in oral and written communication.

3. Use an expanded vocabulary for topical conversations and practical writing in Chinese.

4. Outline key features of Chinese culture and contemporary life.

5. Demonstrate reading and writing skills in Modern Standard Chinese.


Course in Modern Standard Chinese offered at the intermediate level with rapid expansion of vocabulary, grammatical structures and the acquisition of intensive listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. On completion of this course, students should have active use of 500 words and associated compounds and be able to conduct simple conversations and to read simple Chinese texts and write simple practical compositions in MSC.


This course replaces CHIN2101. If you have successfully completed CHIN2101 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

CHIN1120 or equivalent. Students who are already competent or native speakers of this language should not enrol in this course. They are encouraged to enrol instead in CHIN2600 Chinese-English Translation for a fuller learning experience.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: 2x take-home assignments (20%)

In Term Test: 3 x In class listening, reading and writing tests (60%)

In Term Test: In class speaking test (20%)

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

1 hour of self-directed private study of Chinese characters


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

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