Courses & Units

Chinese 2A HMC219

Placement test may be required to determine proficiency level.


HMC219 is designed to further develop competence in intermediate spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). The unit builds on students’ study in HMC101 and HMC102. It introduces new grammar and vocabulary as well as examples of real-world language use to develop their Chinese to an intermediate level.


Unit name Chinese 2A
Unit code HMC219
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator Doctor Lucy Li
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Compose grammatically correct sentences (correct word order and sentence structure) in both written and verbal communication.
  • Converse in Chinese using knowledge and skills acquired on a range of topics involving learned materials.
  • Understand the socio-cultural aspects of Chinese language involving learned materials.
  • Identify strategies and techniques for independently learning Mandarin Chinese.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
091515 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus

Weekly 1 hour recorded lecture

Weekly scheduled on-campus workshops, 4 x 1 hour

Off Campus

Weekly 1 hour recorded lecture

Weekly scheduled workshops, 4 x 1 hour online (zoom)


AssessmentAssessment Task 3: Communication Tasks (5%)|Assessment Task 4: Final Speaking Exam - non-invigilated (internally) (15%)|Assessment Task 2: Speaking Tasks (20%)|Assessment Task 1: Online Quizzes (30%)|Assessment Task 5: Final Written Exam - non-invigilated (internally) (30%)
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