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CHI1010

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Scott Grant

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to spoken and written modern standard Chinese to students with no prior knowledge of Mandarin. An overview of the important sentence structures of modern standard Chinese is begun with equal emphasis on the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Read around 250 Chinese characters and identify important associated radicals.

  1. Write around 250 Chinese characters in simple composition.

  1. Use oral/aural skills necessary for communication in a small number of everyday practical situations.

  1. Use the pinyin romanisation system.

Assessment

Written work and tests: 60%
Exam: 25%
Oral exam: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Scott Grant

Contact hours

4 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 2 x 1 hour tutorials) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Chinese language

Prohibitions

CHI1901, CHI2010, CHI2901, CHI4010, CHI4901, CHI5010, CHI5901