Units of Study

CHNS1201 - Chinese 1C (For Advanced Beginners)

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Derek Dane Herforth


A fast-paced intermediate unit of study intended primarily for native and fluent "background" speakers of Chinese languages, including Cantonese, who know few (up to about 200) characters or none at all. The objective is rapid development of Chinese-language proficiency to equip students for advanced work in Chinese Studies. Emphases include reading and writing skills and standard Putonghua pronunciation.


classwork (15%), oral presentations (25%), quizzes and exercises (30%), reading/writing tests (30%)


Consult Department


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 higher-level classes

Assumed Knowledge

Native- or near-native fluency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g., Putonghua, Cantonese) combined with no, or very limited, knowledge of characters

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