CHINESE 100G Beginning Modern Chinese 1

CHINESE 100G | Open Schedule |Summer School, Semester One 2018| City Campus | 15 points


This course is intended for absolute beginners in Chinese language study. It aims to provide Chinese learners with basic grammar patterns, vocabulary and conversational skills.

Topics covered

  • Chinese pronunciation and romanisation
  • Basic Chinese word order, questions, greetings and basic social talk
  • More types of questions, asking about names, nationality and possession
  • Direct and indirect objects, numbers and auxiliary verbs, talking about your abilities, likes, dislikes
  • Classifiers, more numbers and numbering order, choices and options
  • Money and prices, shopping
  • Negation, ‘le’ and its extended usage, talking about friends, going to restaurants
  • Modification of a noun, simultaneous actions, talking about doing more than one thing at the same time
  • Location, position suffixes, cause and effect, talking about giving directions and finding locations


This is a waitlisted couse. In order to be enrolled in this course you must completet complete a Language Ability Declaration.

To find out more visit First-time enrolment in language courses.


Participation (10%)
Written test (10%)
Two oral tests (20%)
Four short tests (10%)
Two-hour examination (50%)

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