Course Title: Mandarin 4

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4199

Course Title: Mandarin 4

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 180.0

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


Term2 2009,
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 IV 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 advancd 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 III in Language (Mandarin), or VCE Chinese, or up to 540 hours prior study, or equivalent

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LOTE406 Mandarin4

Learning Outcomes

1. Negotiate an oral exchange to solve problems, explore issues or provide customer service
2. Give an oral presentation
3. Participate in a social or cultural event
4. Listen and report on a sustained oral event
5. Write work-related documents
6. Read and understand complex work-related or general written texts

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.