CHINESE 1

CHI1001

2020

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesClass exercises in Chinese cultural activities, Role play and oral presentation, regular written language exercises and online resource demonstrations in classes.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCHI2BE1 OR CHI1BE1 OR CHI1BEA OR CHI3BE1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsSemester 2 subject is offered subject to enrolment numbers.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Integrated Chinese Level 1/1 Workbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorYao, T. et. al.

Year1997

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBOSTON

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Integrated Chinese Level 1/1 Textbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorYao, T. et. al.

Year1997

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBOSTON

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ability to explore Chinese cultural component through library, literature and online based resource in English
02. Ability to formulate a brief opinion on familiar, everyday matters and to generally engage in the discussion on China related topics.
03. Ability to manage open-ended short communication with functional approximations of accurate language and intonation for the context
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.
05. Ability to work as part of a team in class role play activities and presentation.
06. Ability to write functional sentences using appropriate structure with correct grammar in Chinese

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYangbin Chen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1-hour mid semester test (1000 words equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO6

One 2-hour end of semester examination (2000 words equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO4, SILO6

One group Chinese cultural project (500 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo15 SILO3, SILO6

One group oral presentation (500 words equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6