Units of Study

CHNS1201 - Chinese 1C (For Advanced Beginners)

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Derek Dane Herforth

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Textbooks

Consult Department

Classes

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

Corequisites

Students are strongly advised to take CHNS1601 Understanding Contemporary China

Prohibitions

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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