Courses & Units

Introduction to Chinese 1A HMC101

Launceston, Hobart

Note:

Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, you will begin your semester 2 studies online in 2021. However, when Government guidelines change, on-campus studies will be reintroduced.

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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator Doctor YanJun (Isabel) Wang
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Introductory

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

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International 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  • construct units of meaning making use of the basic elements of the chinese language, particularly the phonetic system (pinyin), vocabulary, and sentence structure.
  • interpret and summarise meaning of basic written and spoken chinese.
  • integrate cultural and linguistic consideration into written and verbal communication.
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

Mutual Exclusions

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

HMC103 AND XBR119

Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (20%)|Test or quiz (30%)|Test or quiz (30%)|Demonstration (20%)
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Textbooks

Required Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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