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Introduction to Chinese 1A

Undergraduate | TAS-HMC101 | 2024

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Introduction to Chinese 1A

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Apply the basic elements of Mandarin Chinese, particularly the phonetic system (pinyin) of simplified Chinese characters, vocabulary, and sentence structure to construct subjects of communication.
    2. Interpret the meaning of basic written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, making use of pinyin and Chinese characters.
    3. Identify cultural and linguistic considerations for written and verbal communication.
    4. Communicate using pinyin input methods on electronic devices (e.g. computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones).

Entry requirements


This is a beginner only unit and a placement test may be required to verify beginner status.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Weekly workshops (4 hours) online via Zoom (concurrent with on-campus workshops). Supplementary weekly lecture recording (1 hour).

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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