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Chinese 1a:Language & Culture (4851.8)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Applied Linguistics & Languages




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    This subject assumes no previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua). Its objectives are first, to begin progress towards communicative competence in the language through active use of its basic patterns in realistic interactive situations and introductory use of its unique writing system; and, secondly, to work towards socio cultural competence through an increasing understanding of contemporary Chinese-speaking societies and of the ways in which their culture and language are interrelated.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. initiate and respond in some basic conversational situations

    2. have grasped the principles of the writing system

    3. be able to read and write about 200 of the most common characters, in the simplified forms use in the People's Republic of China

    4. comprehend some basic Chinese cultural concepts and be able to recognise differences from Australian ones

    Contact Hours

    For semester 1, contact hours are four hours face-to-face and one hour online engagement. For Winter Term, contact hours are eight hours contact per week including an hour online.



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