2018 Winter School Subject List

Chinese 1A (For Beginners) (CHNS1101) - Opens 10 May 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Chinese Studies
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Wenli Tian - wenli.tian@gmail.com

(1)  Wenli Tian - wenli.tian@gmail.com

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 21 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prohibitions: - 

    CHNS1201 or CHNS1301 or CHNS1313 or CHNS1321, HSC Chinese Background Speakers


This unit is an introduction to basic communication skills in Modern Standard Chinese for beginners.

Foundation work on pronunciation, pinyin romanisation, elementary grammar and the Chinese writing system will be followed by conversational drills, comprehension, reading and writing practice in Classwork and homework.


Classwork (equivalent to 100wd) (10%), 5 x on-line or individual learning assignments (30 minutes each) (20%), 2 x Oral Presentations (3 minutes each) (40%), 2 x writing projects (1.5hrs each) (30%)


Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 21 Jul 2017

Tutorials: Mon - Fri, 10:00 - 15:00


Mon (ONLY): Teachers College Seminar Room 323A

Tue - Fri: Education Seminar Room 5008


Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 (Simplified Character Edition), Textbook (TB), Workbook (WB) and Character Workbook (CWB) by Liu, Yuehua and Yao, Tao-chung et al. Cheng & Tsui Company, Boston, 2009.