This is a beginner only unit and a placement test may be required to verify beginner status.
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.
|Unit name||Introduction to Chinese 1A|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
Dr. Isabel Wang and Ms Vienna Li
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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).
- 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.
- Interpret the meaning of basic written and spoken Mandarin Chinese, making use of pinyin and Chinese characters.
- Identify cultural and linguistic considerations for written and verbal communication.
- Communicate using pinyin input methods on electronic devices (e.g. computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones).
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HMC103 AND XBR119
Task 1: Online Quiz 1, (20%)
Task 2: Online Quiz 2, (30%)
Task 3: Speaking Task, (20%)
Task 4: Online Quiz 3, (30%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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