CHINESE 1

CHI1001

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This is an introductory subject designed for students with no background in Mandarin. In this subject we aim to provide integrated training in speaking, listening, reading and writing through interactive classroom activities and home assignments. The topics covered include introduction, greetings, family, dates and time, hobbies, and visiting friends. The subject also comprises foundation work on the Romanised phonetics system, pinyin, and the Chinese writing system. Students should attain a basic level of competence in oral and written Chinese and a working knowledge of approximately 160-200 characters by the end of the subject. It is recommended that student take AST1IJI and AST1ICI with this subject.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBao-Qiang Gao

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CHI1BE1, CHI2BE1, CHI3BE1, CHI1BEA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Semester 2 subject is offered subject to enrolment numbers, staff and funding availability.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntegrated Chinese Level 1/1 TextbookPrescribedYao, T. et. al.BOSTON 1997
ReadingsIntegrated Chinese Level 1/1 WorkbookRecommendedYao, T. et. al.BOSTON 1997

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to explore Chinese cultural component through library, literature and online based resource in English

Activities:
Class exercises in Chinese cultural activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Ability to formulate a brief opinion on familiar, everyday matters and to generally engage in the discussion on China related topics.

Activities:
Class exercises in Chinese cultural activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Ability to manage open-ended short communication with functional approximations of accurate language and intonation for the context

Activities:
Role play and oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Ability to perform a basic analysis and synthesis, and to develop and evaluate simple arguments. Ability to use a bilingual paper based and online based dictionaries correctly.

Activities:
Regular written language exercises and online resource demonstrations in classes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

05. Ability to work as part of a team in class role play activities and presentation.

Activities:
Group oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Ability to write functional sentences using appropriate structure with correct grammar in Chinese

Activities:
Regular written language tasks and exercises
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBao-Qiang Gao

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour mid semester test (1000 words equivalent)25 06, 02
One 2-hour end of semester examination (2000 words equivalent)50 04, 06
One group Chinese cultural project (500 words equivalent)15 03, 06
One group oral presentation (500 words equivalent)10 01, 03, 05, 06