LANG 1005 Chinese 101

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 100056

Coordinator Ruying Qi Opens in new window

Description This unit is an introduction to the (Mandarin) Chinese language as well as aspects of Chinese culture which are necessary for language competency, using Pinyin and simplified characters. It is intended for students who are not from a Chinese-speaking background and who are at beginner level in all four skills -listening, speaking, reading and writing in Modern Standard Chinese. Components of this unit may be presented in English. Students with a background of study in the language need to obtain advice on their appropriate level of language study. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher class. Students should consult the Languages Academic Course Advisor or Unit Coordinator if they are unsure of their entry level.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. develop basic (Mandarin) Chinese language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing;
  2. gain knowledge of key elements of China, its culture, and the Chinese-speaking community in Australia;
  3. gain knowledge of key characteristics of the Chinese language and its development;
  4. acquire some understanding of the Chinese way of thinking.

Subject Content

An introduction to the (Mandarin) Chinese language;
An introduction to Chinese culture;
A focus on fundamental grammatical forms at beginner level;
Activities and tasks aimed at developing listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills at beginner level.

Inherent Requirements

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Inherent Requirements

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Two language tasks: Listening task (1 dialogue or/and 1 statement) Oral presentation 5-10 minutes 30 N Individual
Research Project 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Examination Maximum 2 hours 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Bankstown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Penrith (Kingswood)

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Ruying Qi Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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