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 Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Hui Huang


This unit continues the overview of the important sentence structures of modern standard Chinese begun in Chinese 1 Accelerated. It continues to provide training in formal grammatical structures and vocabulary to further develop students' literacy. An oral component is also included.


  1. To be able to recognise an additional 400 Chinese characters (900 in total) .
  2. To be able to write an additional 400 Chinese characters (900 in total).
  3. To gain an understanding of the basic syntax system of Modern Standard Chinese and of the similarities between it and English.
  4. To acquire comprehension skills necessary to read simple modern vernacular texts.
  5. To acquire basic Chinese word processing skills.
  6. To further develop oral profiency


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 and Two 1-hour tutorials per week


By permission


ATS1002, ATS1022, ATS2002, ATS2022, APG4002, APG4022, APG5002, APG5022