Course Title: Participate in Basic Communications with People in the Community, in a Character Based Script LOTE

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 031304

Program: C2108

Course Title: Participate in Basic Communications with People in the Community, in a Character Based Script LOTE

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Chinese: Ms. Xiaowen Fan Japanese: Ms. Barbara White

Course Contact Phone: 03-99252328

Course Contact Email: Chinese:

Course Description

This course is the second in a series of four consecutive units leading to Certificate II in Applied Language. Through closed and then open-ended learning activities you will establish a basis for development of communicative skills in the spoken and written language, emphasizing the former, and practical knowledge of the culture, in a wider range of personal and social situations and contexts. Student-centred drilling, practical and communicative activities and tasks encourage you to be responsible for your own learning, to be creative and critical in your application of knowledge of the language to communication with people of a different cultural tradition, and to build on your knowledge and interest to a level where learning can continue in daily life.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Participate in Basic Oral Communication in the Workplace in a Character Based Script LOTE,  or equivalent

National Competency Codes and Titles


Participate in Basic Oral Communications in the Workplace, in a Character


1. Use basic spoken expressions for congratulating, thanking and apologising.

2. Invite, accept and decline invitations orally.

3. Use basic spoken expressions when visiting and receiving visitors.

4. Enquire about and express likes and dislikes orally.

5. Participate in a short, casual conversation.

6. Relate a range of information from a short, casual conversation.

7. Relate a range of information from a short written note.

8. Write simple information in a short note.

Learning Outcomes

This will vary for Chinese and Japanese. Students will be given more detailed information in class.

Overview of Assessment

Your language skills will be assessed using speaking tasks, listening tasks, reading tasks, script tests and short written assignments. The final semester result is obtained by combining the results of all progressive assessment tasks (this includes class based tasks as well as tasks completed outside of class) with the semester examination. Both progressive assessment and semester exams cover the learning outcomes as described above.