AIC181 - Chinese 1A
|Year||2016 unit information|
This unit is not available to speakers of Chinese as a first language.
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
1x 1 hour Class & 1x 2 hour seminar
Note:No prior knowledge of the language is required.
The unit is designed for beginners who wish to achieve basic practical language skills for oral and written comprehension and expression in Standard Chinese (Mandarin). It aims at correct pronunciation, fluent speech and a systematic grounding in the basic sentence patterns. The official Pinyin Romanization is used and the standard writing system (the simplified characters) is introduced. Students will learn how to express greetings, exchange names and discuss in simple terms their families, occupations, daily routines and study programs. They will also be able to communicate on the above subjects in the Chinese script. Cultural topics will be discussed in conjunction with the language material.
Written assignments 20%
Class presentation 20%
Oral examination 20%
Written examination 40%