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Chinese - unit set code MJ-A000028

Standard Chinese, commonly known as Mandarin Chinese, is a major language of the world. It is the official language in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Singapore and widely used in community groups in Hong Kong, South-East Asia, North America and Australia. Chinese is also one of the five official languages of the United Nations. China is Australia's biggest trading partner. Students studying Chinese are encouraged to select complementary units in Asian Studies in order to gain a sound background knowledge of the cultural, geopolitical and historical issues relevant to the regions where Chinese is spokenf. Chinese is available at beginners, post-level 12 and advanced (background speaker) levels.

On successful completion of the Chinese Language major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to read, comprehend and respond correctly in writing in Chinese
  • an ability to listen, comprehend and communicate orally with correct grammar, pronunciation and intonation in Chinese
  • an ability to correctly interpret and translate from English into Chinese and vice versa
  • an ability to function effectively and in an appropriate manner in the Chinese culture.

Chinese major sequence for beginners

Level 1


Trimester 1

AIC181 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
AIC182 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC281 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
AIC282 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Note: AIC281 and AIC282 will be offered at Geelong from 2014

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIC381 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
AIC382 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Note: AIC381 and AIC382 will be offered at Geelong from 2015

 

The Chinese major sequence for students who have completed Chinese at level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIC281 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
AIC282 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Note: AIC281 and AIC282 will be offered at Geelong from 2014


Level 2

Trimester 1

AIC381 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC382 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

 

Note: AIC381 and AIC382 will be offered at Geelong from 2015

 

Post-level 12 students who are not background speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

Trimester 1

AIC385 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
AIC386 Unit description is currently unavailable   
 

 

Trimester 3

AIC287 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 2 units)

AIC388 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 3 units)

 

 

Chinese major sequence at advanced level for background speakers only

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIC283 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
AIC284 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC383 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC384 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

 

Level 3

 

Advanced speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

 

Trimester 1

AIC387 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
AIC389 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 3
AIC390 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

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