Course syllabus

 

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Chinese 100G: Beginning Modern Chinese 1

2019 Summer School

Points value: 15 points

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

Class contact hours: 10 tutorials a week

Description:

This course is designed to provide basic written and spoken skills in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin, Putonghua, Guoyu, Hanyu, Huayu) and is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the language or whose study of Chinese is very limited. This course gradually and systematically introduces characters and grammar points with five-days-a-week tutorials to ensure the best learning results. This course covers Chapter 1- 8 of the two textbooks. By the end of the course, students are expected to communicate orally in Chinese on simple topics of everyday life, to read simple texts written in Chinese characters and to write about 200 Chinese characters.

This course is designed for complete beginners who have no previous knowledge of Mandarin, or students who have limited knowledge of Chinese and was placed in this course after the screening process. If you already speak some Mandarin or other Chinese dialects/languages, and/or have received previous education in written Chinese, please see the course coordinator immediately unless you were interviewed. Per conditions of your Language Ability Declaration, 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, the University may cancel your enrolment in language courses at any time in the semester, regardless of how late in the semester it may happen to be.

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

Fundamental Spoken Chinese 基石口语  (FSC) (The sound files can be download here )

Fundamental Written Chinese 基石读写  (FWC) (The sound files can be download here)

Timetables:

Please find the locations of your stream on Student Service Online for the most up-to-date information.

Teaching staff:

Course Coordinator:   Nora Yao: n.yao@auckland.ac.nz

Rm 424, 18 Symonds Street, Arts 2 Phone: 373-7599 ext. 87532

Teaching Staff:

Linda Lei: llei128@aucklanduni.ac.nz
Isaac Iu: wiu026@aucklanduni.ac.nz
Office hours: 1pm-2pm Wednesday (Rm 313C, Arts 2)

Class time/venue:

Weekdays

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9am-11am stream

201N-211

201N-211

201N-211

201N-208

201N-208

 

Assessment:

COURSEWORK 60%                                       FINAL EXAM (2 hours) 40%

Semester Test (written)

10%

Friday, 25 Jan. 2019

Short tests X4

10%

Short test 1: Friday, 11 Jan. 2019

Short test 2: Friday, 18 Jan.2019

Short test 3: Tuesday, 5 Feb. 2019

Short test 4: Monday, 11 Feb. 2019

Oral test (1)

15%

Wednesday, 30 Jan. 2019

Oral test (2)

15%

Friday, 15 Feb. 2019

Participation

10%

Daily

 

Daily schedule:

Week

Date

Day

Teacher

Content

Assessment dates

1

7 Jan.

Monday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 1 (1,2) FSC

 

 

8 Jan.

Tuesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 1 (3,4) FSC/FWC

 

 

9 Jan.

Wednesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 1 (5) FSC/FWC

Chapter 2 (1) FSC

 

 

10 Jan.

Thursday

Linda Lei

Chapter 2 (2,3) FSC/FWC

 

 

11 Jan.

Friday

Linda Lei

Chapter 2 (4,5) FSC/FWC

Short test 1

2

14 Jan.

Monday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 3 (1,2) FSC

 

 

15 Jan.

Tuesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 3 (3,4) FSC/FWC

 

 

16 Jan.

Wednesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 3 (5) FSC/FWC

Chapter 4 (1) FSC

 

 

17 Jan.

Thursday

Linda Lei

Chapter 4 (2,3) FSC/FWC

 

 

18 Jan.

Friday

Linda Lei

Chapter 4 (4,5) FSC/FWC

Short test 2

3

21 Jan.

Monday

Isaac Iu

Revision of Chapters 1-4

Chapter 5 (1) FSC

 

 

22 Jan.

Tuesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 5 (2,3) FSC

 

 

23 Jan.

Wednesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 5 (4,5) FSC/FWC

 

 

24 Jan.

Thursday

Linda Lei

Chapter 5 (6) FSC/FWC

Chapter 6 (1) FSC

 

 

25 Jan.

Friday

Linda Lei

Revision ( Chapters 1-5)

Written test

Written test

4

28 Jan.

Monday

Isaac Iu

Auckland Anniversary Day

 

 

29 Jan.

Tuesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 6 (2) FSC

Oral test revision

 

 

30 Jan.

Wednesday

Isaac Iu

Oral test 1

Oral test 1

 

31 Jan.

Thursday

Linda Lei

Chapter 6 (3,4) FSC/FWC

 

 

1 Feb.

Friday

Linda Lei

Chapter 6 (5,6) FSC/FWC

 

5

4 Feb.

Monday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 7 (1,2) FSC

 

 

5 Feb.

Tuesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 7 (3,4) FSC/FWC

Short test 3

 

 

6 Feb.

Wednesday

Isaac Iu

Waitangi Day

 

 

7 Feb.

Thursday

Linda Lei

Chapter 7 (5,6) FSC/FWC

 

 

8 Feb.

Friday

Linda Lei

Chapter 7 (7) FSC/FWC Chapter 8 (1) FSC

 

6

11 Feb.

Monday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 8 (2,3) FSC

Short test 4

 

 

12 Feb.

Tuesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 8 (4,5) FSC/FWC

 

 

13 Feb.

Wednesday

Isaac Iu

Chapter 8 (6,7) FSC/FWC

 

 

14 Feb.

Thursday

Linda Lei

Final revision( oral and written)

 

 

15 Feb.

Friday

Linda Lei

Oral test 2

Oral test 2

 

 

Course summary:

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