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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.

Summary 2020

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

Dr. Isabel Wang

Teaching staff

Dr. Isabel Wang and Ms Vienna Li

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



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

HMC103, XBR119 (or apply to the Chinese major coordinator for permission to enrol)


Teaching Pattern

On Campus 1 hour lecture weekly, 3 x 1 hour tutorial weekly

Off Campus - online


Online Quiz 1 (20%); Online Quiz 2 (30%); Speaking Task (20%), Online Quiz 3 (30%)

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