Units of Study

CHNS1101 - Chinese 1A (For Beginners)

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Linda Tsung


This unit is an introduction to basic communication skills in Modern Standard Chinese for beginners. Foundation work on pronunciation, pinyin romanisation, elementary grammar and the Chinese writing system will be followed by conversational drills, comprehension, reading and writing practice in classwork and homework.


classwork (10%), on-line or individual learning (20%), oral presentations (40%), writing projects (30%)


Ted Yao and Yuehua Liu. Integrated Chinese. Level One, Part One. Textbook, Workbook and Character Workbook. 3rd edition. Boston: Cheng and Tsui, 2010


1x1-hr lecture/week, 3x1-hr tutorials/week


Students are strongly advised to take CHNS1601 Understanding Contemporary China


HSC Chinese for Background Speakers; eligibility for CHNS1201 or higher

Assumed Knowledge

This unit of study is suitable for complete beginners and for those students who, in the department's judgement, are best advised to go back to the beginning

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