Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
Start your exploration of the Mandarin language. Consider how to approach conversations and writing in both Australian and Chinese contexts. Focus your studies on the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
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- 26 Aug 2019
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To introduce Chinese language, especially the four macro-skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
- Mandarin tonal and sound systems; greetings
- Mandarin Pinyin Romanisation system; Greetings and asking about family
- Mandarin Pinyin Romanisation system (continued); What to drink, eat and to buy
- Mandarin Pinyin Romanisation system (continued); Asking for prices and answering such questions
- Mandarin Romanisation system (continued); Asking for directions and answering such questions
- Introducing oneself; Describing people and objects
- Talking about health, classmates, studies, accommodation and school
- Making friends - talking about nationalities, accommodation, phone numbers and daily activities
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
- Audio-Video streaming
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - You will need access to a computer with a camera and headphones for this subject.
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- Additional materials — a textbook
This course is for novice Chinese language learners with limited or no prior proficiency in the language. 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.
- Speaking (20%)
- Written (30%)
- Ongoing Assessments (20%)
- Oral (30%)
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