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This is the second of the year one gateway courses in Modern Standard Chinese language (Mandarin) for non-background speakers. It is for students who have already completed ARTS1450 or the equivalent. The course develops your language competence and communicative skills in Chinese through various interactive activities. The four language skills - Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing - are integrated throughout the course. Knowledge of Chinese characters and grammatical structures will be presented in the context of culturally relevant topics, including exchanging information, offering and asking, visiting friends, making appointments, seeing a doctor, ordering food, travel and sightseeing. Through language study and cultural exposure you will enhance your understanding of Chinese linguistic behaviour, society and culture.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: ARTS1450 or language placement approval

Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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