Course Title: Mandarin 2

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2161

Course Title: Mandarin 2

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 180.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term1 2010

Course Contact: Ms. Xiaowen Fan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4402

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course makes up the year-long Certificate II in Language (Mandarin).Through closed and then open-ended learning activities, students will develop communication skills in the spoken and written Chinese language to an elementary level, as well as practical knowledge of Chinese culture in a range of personal and social contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Certificate I in Language (Mandarin), or up to 180 hours prior study, or equivalent

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LOTE664 Mandarin2

Learning Outcomes

1. Participate in a casual conversation on a familiar topic including past, present, and future events
2. Conduct routine spoken transactions
3. Give simple directions, instructions, or explanations
4. Identify specific information in short oral texts
5. Write a short recount which includes a description
6. Identify specific information in a short written text

Overview of Assessment

Your language skills will be assessed in a number of ways, including completion of in class and out of class tasks, participation in different learning activities and self-evaluation, the mid-semester tests and final semester exams.

The final result is obtained by combining the results of all progressive assessment tasks with the semester final examination marks for both Semester 1 and Semester 2.