Faculty of Arts


Beginning Modern Chinese 1


This course is designed to provide basic written and spoken skills in modern standard Chinese and is designed for students who have little or no prior knowledge of the language, normally not higher than NCEA 1.  If you are unsure, please check Which Chinese language course should I enrol in?

This course gradually and systematically introduces grammar and Chinese characters with tutorials four days a week to ensure the best learning results.

By the end of the course, you 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 150 Chinese characters.

Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Summer School, repeated Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Dr Danping Wang


Integrated Chinese (Volume 1), Textbook (4th ed.), Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, et al. Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company. 2017.

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Coursework + exam


CHINESE 100: 15.0 points


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

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