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CHNS2601: Chinese Lower Intermediate 1

Intermediate unit of study in Modern Standard Chinese. Rapid vocabulary expansion, strengthening of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, and sophistication of grammatical knowledge will be pursued in integrated fashion. On completion of this unit of study, students should be able to engage in real life communication, write short compositions and read fluently within their vocabulary range.

Code CHNS2601
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
CHNS1102 or HSC Chinese Beginners more than 70 or HSC Chinese Continuers less than 80
HSC Chinese Continuers more than 80
Assumed knowledge:
One year (approx. 4 hours per week for 26 weeks) of Chinese at introductory level

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

  • LO1. actively use of up to about 700 Chinese characters
  • LO2. understand more complex grammatical features and idiomatic expressions
  • LO3. fluently read within your vocabulary range; develop reading skills for unfamiliar as well as familiar contexts
  • LO4. narrate simple stories, present ideas, and argue for and against opinions in both spoken and written Chinese
  • LO5. demonstrate a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture and customs.