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CHNL11-101: Chinese Language and Culture


Mandarin Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in the world and one of the official languages of the United Nations. Learning Mandarin Chinese will expand your cultural awareness, your ability to communicate effectively across cultural borders, and it will improve your global career opportunities.  The subject is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Using a content and language integrated approach, Chinese Language and Culture will enhance your awareness and understanding of Chinese speaking societies and cultures, and help you develop basic communicative proficiency in the Mandarin Chinese language. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Recognise, evaluate and compare cultural differences between the Chinese-speaking world and other cultures.
2. Communicate in Chinese (Mandarin) in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
3. Apply knowledge and skills to further your knowledge of the Chinese (Mandarin) language and culture.
4. Work collaboratively with your peers to improve your use of the Chinese (Mandarin) language.

Enrolment requirements

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start12/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021