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Chinese for Dialect Speakers, Part 2 (6 points)


Leader: Lijun Bi

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is available to students who cannot speak putonghua but who are fluent speakers of Cantonese and literate in Chinese. The main object of this unit is to help students acquire fluency in spoken putonghua and familiarize with the simplified Chinese character. The unit will introduce the Chinese phonetic system and phonology. Pinyin romanisation and the simplified character will be used.

Assessment: Class participation, performance and homework: 15% + Oral presentation: 10% + Class written test (2 hours): 15% + Written examination (2 hours): 40% + Oral examination: 20%

Contact Hours: 4 hours (2 x 2 hour seminars) per week

Prerequisites: Basic literacy in Chinese, a pass in CHI1470/2470 or equivalent

Prohibitions: Speakers of Mandarin, CHI1480, CHI3480

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