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ATS1906

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitChinese Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Robert Irving & Dr Lijun Bi

Synopsis

This unit continues the overview of the important sentence structures of modern standard Chinese begun in Chinese 1 Accelerated. It continues to provide training in formal grammatical structures and vocabulary to further develop students' literacy. An oral component is also included. This unit continues to provide students with a basic critical understanding of Chinese society, its values and their evolutions.

Outcomes

  1. To be able to recognise an additional 400 Chinese characters (900 in total) .
  2. To be able to write an additional 400 Chinese characters (900 in total).
  3. To gain an understanding of the basic syntax system of Modern Standard Chinese and of the similarities between it and English.
  4. To acquire comprehension skills necessary to read simple modern vernacular texts.
  5. To acquire basic Chinese word processing skills.
  6. To further develop oral proficiency
  7. To further acquire a basic critical understanding of Chinese society, its values and their evolutions

Assessment

Oral test and class performance: (15%)
Written work and tests: (50%)
Examination: 2 hours (35%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures per week
Two 1-hour tutorials per week
One 1-hour culture lecture (or computer lab) per week

Prerequisites

ATS1905
By permission

Prohibitions

ATS1002, ATS1022, ATS2002, ATS2022, APG4002, APG4022, APG5002, APG5022