Faculty of Arts


Beginning Modern Chinese 2


This course is the continuation of CHINESE 100. It continues to provide basic written and spoken skills in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin, Putonghua, Guoyu, Hanyu) for true beginners. This course trains students in all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It aims to provide Chinese learners with a solid foundation in grammar, vocabulary and conversational skills. This course continues to use the two textbooks from CHINESE 100 and covers Chapter 9-15. By the end of the course, students are expected to know about 700 vocabulary items; to communicate orally in Chinese on daily life; to have a solid foundation on the grammatical constructions for more advanced study; and to write about 400 characters.

Important information

Students who study Chinese for the first time at the University of Auckland must complete a 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.

Availability 2018

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Karen Huang


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

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


Coursework + exam


CHINESE 101: 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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