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 Introduction to Chinese 1B. There is no prerequisite required for this introductory unit.
|Unit name||Introduction to Chinese 1A|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
|Coordinator||Doctor Isabel Wang|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Isabel Wang|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:XBR119
On campus Hobart enrolment
Weekly workshops (4 hours)
On campus Launceston enrolment
Weekly workshops (4 hours)
Off campus enrolment
Weekly workshops (4 hours) online via zoom (concurrent with on-campus workshops).
Supplementary weekly lecture recording (1 hour) for on/off-campus enrolments
|Assessment||Assessment Task 1: Online Quiz 1 (20%)|Assessment Task 3: Speaking Task. (20%)|Assessment Task 2: Online Quiz 2. (30%)|Assessment Task 4: Online Quiz 3 (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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