Foundations of Chinese
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- conduct conversation in Chinese (Mandarin) in everyday social situations
- read and write simple messages in simplified and/or traditional Chinese script
- communicate in a manner appropriate to different social and cultural systems in Chinese speaking countries
- Introduction to Pinyin (pronunciation system) and Hanzi (writing system)
- Dates and Time
- Visiting friends
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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This subject was previously known as Beginning Chinese Developing.
This subject covers both written and spoken Chinese at an introductory level that builds on prior knowledge gained in CHN100 Chinese for Beginners. A communication-oriented approach is used to help students develop confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing Standard Modern Chinese so that they will be able to interact with speakers of Chinese in simple day-to-day situations. A wider range of topics on Chinese society and culture will also be introduced through mini-lectures, audio-visual presentations and real-time classroom-based or online tutorials.
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- Recorded presentation (30%)
- Language practice (45%)
- eTest (25%)
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