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Undergraduate | UNE-CHIN101 | 2024

Chinese Language 1A

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An introduction to Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin). You’ll build a vocabulary of common words and get to know the language’s sounds and tones. Write simple sentences. Enjoy light conversations. Touch on culture, lifestyle, and everyday life in China.

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Study method
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
16 weeks

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Chinese Language 1A

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. participate in simple conversations at an introductory level of Chinese (Mandarin) on topics relating to self, family and study;
    2. recognise and produce the sounds and tones of Modern Standard Chinese with some accuracy;
    3. use the pinyin system of romanisation with some accuracy;
    4. demonstrate knowledge of and apply the principles of the Chinese character writing system;
    5. recognise and write by hand approximately 120 basic Chinese characters and recognise a further 130 Chinese words and phrases, in context; and
    6. demonstrate some accuracy in the use of fundamental word order principles, vocabulary, and cultural knowledge, at the most basic level of Chinese proficiency.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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