Courses & Units

Introduction to Chinese 1A HMC101

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

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

Introduction

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese. This introductory unit is for anyone who is interested in the Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes. This unit provides an introduction to all four basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. It provides students with opportunities to establish essential communicative skills with a focus on practical, everyday use of the Chinese language and incorporating some socio-cultural knowledge. Selected topics and situations, such as exchanging personal information, asking about directions and telling your hobbies etc., all come from real life scenarios. This introductory level unit also provides students with the necessary skills to proceed to HMC102 Chinese 1B. There is no prerequisite required for this introductory unit.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Chinese 1A
Unit code HMC101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr. Isabel Wang and Ms Vienna Li

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply the basic elements of Mandarin Chinese, particularly the phonetic system (pinyin) of simplified Chinese characters, vocabulary, and sentence structure to construct units 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).

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091515 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HMC103 AND XBR119

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly lecture (1 hour)
Weekly tutorial (3 hour)

Off Campus:
Weekly lecture (1 hour)
Weekly tutorial (3 hour)

Assessment

Task 1: Online Quiz 1, (20%)

Task 2: Online Quiz 2, (30%)

Task 3: Speaking Task, (20%)

Task 4: Online Quiz 3, (30%)

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Textbooks

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