This unit is designed to provide an introduction to Chinese with the emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills. Through the Chinese phonetic system, simple conversations, basic vocabulary and sentence patterns will be focused on so that a foundation to conduct a simple conversation is developed.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of Chinese language and its structure;  
  2. Role-play basic greetings and expressions for daily communication;  
  3. Apply basic structure in Chinese characters and recognize and write simple Chinese characters; and,  
  4. Describe China's contemporary culture and China's changing environment and current business practices.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Written test Pass/Fail
Test Role-play scenario (spoken test) Pass/Fail
Test Listening comprehension Pass/Fail

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