241101

Chinese 1A

The course provides the students with a basic proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese). Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired the phonetics, knowledge of a set of characters, and the vocabulary and basic sentence constructions.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

241101

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

100-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Chinese

Course planning information

Course notes

Not suitable for Chinese native speakers. Students should consult with the Programme Co-ordinator and/or HOS. The handwritten skill is progressively required but not a mandated component for this course.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
Appraisal required

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Restrictions

Choose just one

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate basic acquisition of Mandarin phonetics (sounds and tones) and pinyin romanization.
  • 2 Demonstrate acquisition of 101 vocabulary items, 109 characters and 28 grammar points.
  • 3 Provide evidence of listening comprehension and ability to converse in Mandarin at beginners’ level.
  • 4 Demonstrate ability to write sentences and paragraphs at the beginners’ level.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 1 2 3 4 20%
Test 1 2 3 4 20%
Test 1 2 3 4 5%
Test 1 2 3 4 5%
Test 1 2 3 4 10%
Test 1 2 3 4 10%
Portfolio 1 2 3 4 30%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.