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CHI2010 - Chinese 1

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Scott Grant


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit provides an introduction to spoken and written modern standard Chinese to students with no prior knowledge of Mandarin. An overview of the important sentence structures of modern standard Chinese is begun with equal emphasis on the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Read around 250 Chinese characters and identify important associated radicals.
  2. Write around 250 Chinese characters in simple composition.
  3. Use oral/aural skills necessary for communication in a small number of everyday practical situations.
  4. Use the pinyin romanisation system.


Written tests: 15%
Verbal skills: 15%
Oral skills: 20%
Regular character dictation tests: 15%
Oral test: 15%
Written examination: 20%

Contact hours

4 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 2 x 1 hour tutorials) per week


Students enrolled in Arts courses are prohibited from taking this unit. Further prohibitions include CHI1010, CHI4010, CHI5010