Faculty of Arts


CHINESE 100

Beginning Modern Chinese 1


Description

This course is designed to provide basic written and spoken skills in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin, Putonghua, Guoyu, Hanyu, Huayu) and is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the language or whose study of Chinese is very limited, normally not higher than NCEA 1. This course gradually and systematically introduces characters and grammar points with tutorials four days a week to ensure the best learning results. By the end of the course, students are expected to communicate orally in Chinese on simple topics of everyday life, to read simple texts written in Chinese characters and to write about 180 Chinese characters

Class limits information for 2018: Enrolment in CHINESE 100G Summer School is limited to 60 students with admission based on a Language Ability Declaration indicating no previous formal or informal study in Chinese. Not offered to native speakers of Chinese. First in, first enrolled.

Important information

Students must complete the Language Ability Declaration and may be called for an interview and a placement test. Failure to complete the Language Ability Declaration will result in deletion of the enrolment.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Summer School, repeated Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Danping Wang

Reading/Texts

Fundamental Spoken Chinese (FSC) (The sound files can be downloaded here)

Fundamental Written Chinese (FWC) (The sound files can be downloaded here)

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

CHINESE 100: 15.0 points

Restrictions

May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed    


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