Chinese 1D (For Advanced Beginners) (CHNS1202)


Continuation of Chinese 1C, with similar objectives, pace and workload. By the end of the year, students should be able to read Chinese-language materials of limited complexity, and to discuss them in Putonghua.

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week


Classwork (equivalent to 100wds) (10%), 1x5 minute Oral Presentation (20%), vocabulary quizzes (10wds each) (20%), composition tests and exercises (equivalent to 200-300wds) (20%), 2x1.5hr major reading/writing tests (2x15%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Assumed knowledge

Native- or near-native fluency in a spoken Chinese language (e.g., putonghua, Cantonese) combined with full mastery (reading and writing) of about 400 to 500 characters and at least basic communicative skills in Putonghua


HSC Chinese Background Speakers, CHNS1102 or CHNS1302 or CHNS1312 or CHNS1322

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.