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ATS1905: Chinese introductory for background speakers 1

Faculty of Arts

Chinese introductory for background speakers 1

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This unit provides an introduction to written modern standard Chinese to students with a background in spoken Chinese. It provides training in formal grammatical structures and vocabulary to accelerate the development of students' literacy. An oral component is also included. This unit provides students with a basic critical understanding of Chinese society, its values and their evolutions.


1 - Exercise/s - 40% 2 - Language exercise/s - 16% 3 - Oral test/assessment - 18% 4 - Language exercise/s - 6% 5 - In class test/s - 20%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.