Modern Standard Chinese 3A

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Offered by Griffith University through Open Universities Australia, the online unit Modern Standard Chinese 3A equips you with elementary Mandarin language skills, expanding on your existing basic abilities.

Through writing and speaking assignments, you will gain written and oral abilities useful for everyday situations that are commonly encountered in both Australian and Chinese contexts. Topics covered in class include talking about health, shopping, travel, sports, occupations, and more.

Building on students’ existing knowledge learned during the prerequisite unit, Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 2B, this unit is designed for non-native speakers of Mandarin and other Chinese dialects, such as Cantonese and Hokkienese.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must either have successfully completed the following unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit to study prior to this unit:

  • Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 2B

Areas of study

In this Modern Standard Chinese 3A unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Health
  • Shopping
  • Friends and friendship
  • Travel
  • Sports
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Occupations
  • Hobbies

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any course.

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Classes focus on teaching students a range of Mandarin language skills for use in every day situations, including talking about health, shopping, friends and friendship, sports, likes and dislikes, occupations, and more. During these classes, you will learn to recognise and write the required Chinese characters, translate sentences and short texts between Chinese and English, comment on topics covered in Chinese, comprehend and compose short texts in Chinese on relevant topics, and engage in extended conversations in Chinese.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Modern Standard Chinese 3A from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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