Faculty of Arts

Monash University

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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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Hui Huang


This unit provides an introduction to written modern standard Chinese to students with a background in spoken Chinese. It provides training in formal grammatical structures and vocabulary to accelerate the development of students' literacy. An oral component is also included.


  1. To be able to recognise around 500 Chinese characters and identify important associated radicals.
  2. To be able to write around 500 Chinese characters in simple composition.
  3. To acquire proficiency in the use of the pinyin romanisation system.
  4. To acquire knowledge of a grammatical framework with which to analyse and describe the vernacular Chinese under study.
  5. To further develop oral proficiency.


Oral test and class performance: 15%
Written work and tests: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 35%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr. Hui Huang

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures per week
Two 1-hour tutorials per week

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

Chinese language
Chinese studies


By permission


ATS1001, ATS1021, ATS2001, ATS2021, APG4001, APG4021, APG5001, APG5021.