Chinese 2B (Lower Intermediate) (CHNS2602)


Continuation of Chinese 2A, with similar workload. Rapid enhancement and expansion of essential Chinese-language skills (proficiency in listening and speaking, reading comprehension, dictionary use, character knowledge, etc.). On completion of this unit of study, students be able to read Chinese-language materials of limited complexity and to discuss their content orally and write short compositions.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 3x1hr tutorials/week


Classwork (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), short compositions (equivalent to 1000wds) (15%), oral tests (equivalent to 1000wds) (35%) and in-class tests (equivalent to 1000wds) (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


CHNS2601 or CHNS2101

Assumed knowledge

Sound intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Chinese, including full mastery of about 1000 characters (preferably full-form).


HSC Chinese Background Speakers

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.