Chinese for Background Speakers 1 (CHNS1303)


The unit meets the needs of students who have passed HSC Chinese (Background Speakers) or have completed a major part of their secondary education in Chinese. The unit aims to further improve their language skills and cultural awareness. It teaches advanced Chinese communication skills and sensitises students to differences between Chinese and English languages and discourses. A range of authentic material will be used, drawn from various media and literary sources, covering topics of contemporary interest.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week


Written assignments equivalent to 2500wds in English (50%), 1xOral Presentation (equivalent to 1000wds in English) (20%), 1xWritten class test equivalent to 1000wds (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


HSC Chinese (Background Speakers), or have completed a major part of their secondary education in Chinese


CHNS1101 or CHNS1102 or CHNS2601 or CHNS2602

Study this unit outside a degree

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.