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.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 25 Aug 2019
With a network of campuses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from more than 122 countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
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
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Resources and Links
- Online Assessment
No eligibility 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%)
Textbook information is pending.
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