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CI1101 - Foundations of Chinese 1

[Not offered in 2022]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject focuses on pronouncing the sounds and tones of Mandarin accurately, and noting them using the 'pinyin' phonetic script. The students will be introduced to Chinese characters discovering how they represent meanings, and learning the correct way to write them. The simple principles of word order at the basis of Chinese grammar will be explained and practised.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate elementary listening, and speaking and the beginning of reading, and writing skills in Chinese;
  • employ elementary structures and particular grammatical functions of Chinese;
  • communicate in Chinese in speaking and writing on selected topics of daily living and modern importance;
  • consider the sociocultural dimensions of Chinese use.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (20%) - Individual.
Basic Chinese

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