Subject details

To introduce Chinese language, especially the four macro-skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

    • Introducing Huanyu Pinyin
    • introducing language used in everyday situations
    • Introduces a range of learning activities such as group wiki work and collaboration in the Wimba classrooms
    • Points out difficulties & how to resolve/avoid them
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Wikis
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -
    • Additional materials — a textbook and CD
    • Audio/Visual equipment — CD/Player
    • Other special requirement — computer, Webcam and microphone headset

Explore Mandarin - the rich cultural language used in modern China today. You will be introduced to the language through online tutorials and collaboration with your peers with the aim of developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The subject 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 subject anticipates difficulties and provides suggestions on how you can resolve or avoid them. You will need access to a computer, broadband internet connection, webcam and a microphone headset for this subject.

  • Speaking (20%)
  • Written (30%)
  • Exercises (10%)
  • Journal (10%)
  • Oral (30%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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