Course syllabus

 

CHINESE 101: Beginning Modern Chinese 2

2019 Semester 2

Points value: 15 points

Prerequisites: CHINESE 100 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restrictions: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed 

Course convenor: Dr Karen Huang (k.huang@auckland.ac.nz)

Teaching team: 

Issac Iu

Find out more about the office hours and the contact details of the teaching staff

Description:

This course is the continuation of CHINESE 100. It continues to use the textbooks from CHINESE 100 and to further provide basic written and spoken skills in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin, Putonghua, Guoyu, Hanyu). This course covers Integrated Chinese Vol. 1 (Ch. 6-10) and Vol. 2 (Ch. 1-2). It covers topics such as making appointments, studying Chinese, school life, shopping, transportation, weather and dining.

This course trains students in all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It aims to provide Chinese learners with a solid foundation in grammar, vocabulary and conversational skills. By the end of the course, students are expected to attain the Novice High level on the ACTFL proficiency scale (approximates to the CEFR language level A1).

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Students who enrol in this course should typically:

  • Know how to greet, talk about families, time and hobbies, and welcome visitors
  • Know approximately 200 vocabulary items
  • Be able to write about 150 characters

If you are not sure whether this is the right course for you or how to enrol, please check here.

If we subsequently discover that you have not been completely forthcoming with us with regard to your language ability and/or previous exposure to written and/or spoken Chinese, you will either receive a DNC for the course, or the University may cancel your enrolment. Misrepresentation of prior study is considered academic misconduct, and it may result in having a record in the University Register of Academic Misconduct or being referred to the Discipline Committee.

 

Class contact hours: 1 lecture and 4 tutorials a week

Workload:

The University of Auckland expects students to spend 10 hours per week on a 15-point course. You should manage your academic workload and other commitments accordingly. Aside from 5 hours of tutorials per week, you are expected to spend about 5 hours a week to study outside the classroom.

Learning Chinese

Student Responsibilities

Textbooks(Available from the Ubiq, Kate Edger Information Commons, 2 Alfred Street, City Campus.)

Integrated Chinese (Volume 1), Textbook (Fourth Edition), Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, et al.  Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company.  2017. Print and digital versions available.

Integrated Chinese (Volume 1), Workbook (Fourth Edition), Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, et al.  Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company.  2017. Print and digital versions available.

You are recommended to purchase Vol. 2 below if you wish to continue to CHINESE 200.

Integrated Chinese (Volume 2), Textbook (Fourth Edition), Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, et al.  Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company.  2017. Print and digital versions available.

Integrated Chinese (Volume 2), Workbook (Fourth Edition), Yuehua Liu and Tao-chung Yao, et al.  Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company.  2017. Print and digital versions available.

Recommended Resources

Timetables:

Please find the locations of your stream on Student Service Online for the most up-to-date information. Alternatively, you can use the following link to search for Chinese 101, Semester 2, 2019.

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