Faculty of Arts


Intermediate Modern Chinese 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2017 for CHINESE 200.


This course expands on the solid foundation in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin, Pûtōnghuà, Guóyû, Hànyû, Húayû) grammar, vocabulary and conversational skills learned in CHINESE 100 and 101. It systematically develops skills necessary to communicate in a world of educated native speakers. This course completes the final three chapters of the two textbooks used in Stage 1 before moving on to the first four chapters of the new textbook. By the end of the course students are expected to have learnt approximately 400 new vocabulary items and advanced sentence patterns to be able to read and discuss a variety of topics about contemporary Chinese society of interest to native speakers.

Important information

Students who study Chinese for the first time at the University of Auckland must complete a Language Ability Declaration and may be called for an interview and a placement test.  Failure to complete the Language Ability Declaration will result in deletion of the enrolment.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2017

Semester 1


Coordinator(s)  Margaret Lee


Fundamental Spoken Chinese

Fundamental Written Chinese

Transitional Chinese: Out of the Wading Pool and into the Swimming Pool


Coursework + exam


CHINESE 200: 15.0 points




CHINESE 202. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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