Faculty of Arts


CHINESE 101

Beginning Modern Chinese 2


Description

This course is the continuation of CHINESE 100. It continues to use the textbook from CHINESE 100 and to further provide basic written and spoken skills in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin, Putonghua, Guoyu, Hanyu).

Students who enrol in this course typically:

  • Know how to greet, talk about families, time and hobbies, and welcome visitors
  • Know approximately 200 vocabulary items
  • Are able to write about 200 characters

This course trains students in all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It will cover Lesson 6 to Lesson 10 of Integrated Chinese Volume 1 and Lesson 1 and 2 of Integrated Chinese Volume 2. It aims to provide Chinese learners with a solid foundation in grammar, vocabulary and conversational skills.

By the end of the course, students are expected to attain the Novice High level on the ACTFL proficiency scale (approximates to the CEFR language level A1). 

 

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Availability 2020

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Lecturer(s) Dr Karen Huang

Reading/Texts

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

Recommended Reading

  • Integrated Chinese (Volume 2), Textbook (4th ed.), Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, et al.  Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company. 2017. Print and digital versions available.
  • Integrated Chinese (Volume 2), Workbook (4th ed.), Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, et al.  Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company. 2017.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

CHINESE 101: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

CHINESE 100

Restrictions

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


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