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CHI5901

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedOverseas Summer semester A 2010 (Off-campus Day)
Coordinator(s)Scott Grant

Synopsis

This unit is offered in China as part of the Chinese Incountry Program. It 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 characters and identify important composite radicals
  2. Write around 250 Chinese characters in simple composition
  3. Use oral/aural skills necessary for communication in a number of everyday practical situations, and
  4. Use the pinyin romanisation system.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Scott Grant

Off-campus attendance requirements

60 hours over three weeks

Prohibitions

CHI1010, CHI2010, CHI2901, CHI4010, CHI4901, CHI5010,