Subject details

  • Topics
    • Presenting 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
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Wikis
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment

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

  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 — Speaking (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 — Written (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Exercises (10%)
  • Assignment 4 - Journal (10%)
  • Assignment 5 - Test — Oral (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

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)

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject continues on from CHN11 in introducing the Mandarin language. The subject presents language that would be used in everyday situations you are likely to encounter in both Australian and Chinese contexts. It explores a range of learning activities including online lectures and collaboration with your peers 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, a broadband internet connection, a webcam and a microphone headset.

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