Chinese A1

Listening
Reading
Spoken Interaction
Spoken Production
Written Production
A1 CEFR I can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues. I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know. I can write simple phrases and isolated sentences.
A1+ Chinese Studies In ATS1002, I am continuing to practise listening comprehension of short but more complex passages. I am beginning to understand the phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to very basic personal and family information, local geography and surroundings, leisure and employment. I can catch some of the main points in clear, simple messages, instructions and announcements. In ATS1002, I am beginning to be able to read and understand short, simple texts. I can find some specific, predictable information in simple material such as menus, forms, timetables, notices, and descriptive passages about people and places. In ATS1002, I am beginning to be able to talk simply about myself, travel arrangements, an accident, renting an apartment, going out and exercising. I can answer simple pre-prepared questions and some off-the-cuff questions on nationality, myself, distance between locations, my study, travel, renting accommodation, and exercise. I can’t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going very long myself. In ATS1002, I am able to produce simple, reasonably well-connected sentences about my home, hometown, myself, travel arrangements, an accident, renting an apartment, going out and exercising. I am more confident of my pronunciation and my use of tones is more standard. In ATS1002, I am able to translate simple sentences from English to Chinese. I can type simple questions and statements about location, directions, illness symptoms, time, prices, and travel requirements as part of a text-chat interaction. I can write a simple fax describing travel arrangements.
A1 Chinese Studies In ATS1001, I am introduced to listening exercises involving sound and tone discrimination and comprehension of simple sentences and short passages. I can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings if people speak slowly and clearly. In ATS1001, I am exposed to selective dialogues and elementary short texts. I am able to read short notes, some items on a restaurant menu, written verbal instructions relating to directions, and descriptions relating to the location of people, places and objects. In ATS1001, I can talk in simple language about everyday life topics (family, shopping, eating out, study, describing location and direction, etc.). I can interact with others in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech. I can ask and answer simple questions on areas of immediate need or very familiar topics. In ATS1001, I can talk in simple language about everyday life topics (family, shopping, eating out, study, describing location and direction, etc.) with some deviation from standard grammar and syntax. I am still a little uncertain about some pronunciation and my tones are not all standard. In ATS1001, I am able to translate very basic sentences from English to Chinese without reference to a dictionary. I am able to type the characters I have learned during the semester on a computer. I can type basic questions that follow pre-learned patterns about location, directions, price, name, and quantity as part of a text-chat interaction.