Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
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- Domestic student fee:
- $750.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $975.00 (AUD)
Explore Mandarin - the rich cultural language used in modern China today. You will be introduced to the language through interesting hearing, speaking, reading and writing exercises. The unit presents language that would be used in everyday situations you are likely to encounter in both Australian and Chinese contexts. You will undertake a range of activities that can be integrated into any busy lifestyle. The unit anticipates difficulties and provides suggestions on how you can resolve or avoid them.
You will need access to a computer, broadband internet connection, a webcam and a headphone for this unit.
Please Note: CHN21 and CHN22 will be withdrawn from 2012 with their last offering in SP4, 2011. CHN21 and CHN22 are being replaced by CHN221 and CHN222. These new Level 2 double units have been updated and upgraded and are available for study in 2011. However, existing students may wish to complete the single units CHN21 and CHN22 in 2011.
- Additional materials — a textbook: Hanyu Kouyu Sucheng (Rumen Pian Shang): Short-Term Spoken Chinese ? Threshold 1, 2nd Edition (Book 1 and accompaning audio CDs).Ma Jianfei et al., Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Beijing, 2007
- Audio/Visual equipment — CD/Player
- Broadband access — essential
- Other special requirement — computer, Webcam and headphones
- Assignment 1 (20%)
- Assignment 2 (30%)
- Non-Invigilated Exam (30%)
- Participation (10%)
- Quizzes (10%)
To introduce Chinese language, especially the four macro-skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Presenting language used in everyday situations|
|2||Introduces a range of learning activities|
|3||Points out difficulties & how to resolve/avoid them|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
Print based materials
- Book of Readings
- Study Guide
- Welcome Letter
- Audio/Video - Streaming
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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