Enrolments in this topic will occur via cross-institutional study at Charles Darwin University.This topic is part of the Chinese major, and is for students with little to no experience in spoken or written Chinese. Students with a background knowledge of Chinese (including Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and other regional dialects) are not permitted to enrol in this topic.
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly 1 x 2-hour on-line tutorial weekly
CHIN1201 - Introductory Chinese Part 1
Assumes that students have achieved level of language skills provided by CHIN1201
All students are strongly encouraged to attend the tutorial in order to improve their oral proficiency.
This topic is suitable for students with little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. It is the second topic on written and spoken Mandarin Chinese for Beginner students. It helps students consolidate the basic knowledge of Chinese pronunciation and grammar learned in CHIN1201 and expand their range of elementary conversational Chinese and written Chinese characters.
The aims of this topic are to:
expand beginner students' ability to pronounce the Pinyin Romanisation system for standard Mandarin Chinese
expand beginner students' ability to write using the Pinyin Romanisation system for standard Mandarin Chinese
further develop beginner students' knowledge of the sounds, structures and vocabulary of standard Mandarin Chinese
further develop beginner students' speaking skills on simple everyday topics
further develop beginner students' character writing skills and techniques
Expected learning outcomes
As a result of this topic, students will be able to:
achieve accurate pronunciation of anything written in the Pinyin Romanisation system
accurately transcribe syllables and tones in the Pinyin Romanisation system
produce and understand most types of simple sentence patterns in standard Mandarin Chinese
participate in simple Chinese conversations about oneself and one's family, using socially appropriate formalities in standard Mandarin Chinese
read and write about 400 Chinese characters using the correct strokes in the correct order
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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