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CHNS2001: Chinese 2C (Advanced Beginners)

2024 unit information

This is a fast-paced intermediate unit of study intended primarily for medium to high competency speakers of Chinese languages, including Cantonese, who know few (up to about 200) characters or none at all. The objective is rapid development of Chinese-language proficiency to equip students for advanced work in Chinese Studies. Emphases include reading and writing skills and standard Mandarin pronunciation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Chinese Studies

Code CHNS2001
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
Medium to high competency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g. Mandarin, Cantonese) combined with no or very limited knowledge of characters

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. correctly pronounce Putonghua and its spelling in Hànyu pinyin
  • LO2. understand basic and essential grammatical structures of Modern Standard Chinese
  • LO3. understand the basic principles of the Chinese writing system
  • LO4. write about 450 basic Chinese characters in either traditional or simplified form
  • LO5. read simple texts in Chinese characters
  • LO6. discuss issues, present ideas, and debate in both written and spoken Chinese
  • LO7. understand modern and traditional Chinese culture.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Intensive July 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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