Chinese 1B

Subject CHIN10006 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5 hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 5 contact hours/week , 10 additional hours/week. Total of 15 hours per week.
Prerequisites: CHIN10005 Chinese 1A or equivalent.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None.
Non Allowed Subjects: None.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


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Subject Overview:

This subject is an introductory course in Chinese for students who have completed Chinese 1A . By the conclusion of this subject students should be able to speak with an acceptable standard of pronunciation, and read and write approximately 500 Chinese characters. Students will further develop their listening comprehension and speaking skills and gain further knowledge of Chinese cultural practices.

  • be able to speak with an acceptable standard accent.
  • be able to read and write approximately 500 Chinese characters.
  • be able to recognise the principles of structural organization in a communicative system.
  • be able to conduct a conversation in simple Chinese on a limited number of everyday topics.
  • attain knowledge of cultural practices in another system.

A 2-hour examination 50% (due during the examination period), one short test 15% (due mid-semester), ongoing vocabulary tests 5%, oral test 10% (5 minutes, in examination period) and listening comprehension test 20% (30 minutes, in examination period).

Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject. Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Prescribed Texts:
  • i-Chinese: Short term Spoken Chinese Edition , Purple Panda, Melbourne
  • Hanyu Kouyu Sucheng Rumenpian Shang (Ma Jianfei et al Beijing Language and Culture, University Press, 2005  
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:
  • be able to recognise the principles of structural organisation in a communicative system.
  • acquire time management and planning skills through managing and organising workloads for class participation, revision and assignment completion.
  • develop skills in cross-cultural interaction through active communication.
  • attain knowledge of cultural practices in another system.
Notes: This subject is for the beginners stream of Chinese. This subject was previously offered as 110-145 Introductory Chinese 1B. Students who have completed Introductory Chinese 1B are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Chinese)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Chinese
Chinese Language
Chinese Language Major
Related Breadth Track(s): Chinese for beginners

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