Course Title: Mandarin 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1050

Course Title: Mandarin 1

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


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 I in Language (Mandarin). Through closed and then open-ended learning activities, students will develop communication skills in the basic spoken and written Chinese language, as well as practical knowledge of Chinese culture in a range of personal and social contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LOTE571 Mandarin1

Learning Outcomes

1. Participate in a short, basic conversational exchange
2. Provide basic personal information and elicit similar information from others
3. Participate in a simple transactional exchange to provide or obtain a product or service
4. Give spoken information about a person, place, product or service
5. Demonstrate understanding of spoken information
6. Complete a simple form
7. Write a short note or message
8. Identify key information on common signs or simple notices
9. Read a short, simple information 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 tfinal 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.