units

ATS1001

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Scott Grant

Notes

Previously coded CHI1010

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

Written work and tests: 60%
Exam: 25%
Oral exam: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Scott Grant

Contact hours

4 hours (two 1-hour lectures and two 1-hour tutorials) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Chinese language

Prohibitions

ATS1021, ATS2001, ATS2021, APG4021, APG5021