Day and External
Students attend 2 x 2 hour sessions per week: first session Practical, second session Tutorial. There are no lectures. Please go to eStudent to register in one of the classes on offer. The classes are streamed, which means you must attend the same 2x2 hour classes each week with the same group. If you have a clash and need to change classes, please speak to the teaching staff.
We recommend that you arrive on time so you do not miss out on important information given at the start of a class. We encourage students to come to as many classes as possible to facilitate the best learning experience possible.
You should be committed to study the weekly content by following the instructions on iLearn within the week and finish the assessment online in the same week. This will keep you on track in this very intensive course.
Required unit materials and required
The required textbook:
New Practical Chinese Reader (Textbook) Book 2 and Workbook (Book 2) (2nd edition).
Standard requirements include a computer and internet access to interact with the teaching materials on iLearn.
Login is via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/
Is my unit in iLearn?: http://help.ilearn.mq.edu.au/unitsonline/ to check when your online unit will become available.
Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.
For students attending classes on campus we strongly encourage that you bring along your own laptop computer, ready to work with activities in your online unit. The preferred operating system is Windows 10.
Students are required to access the online unit in iLearn by the end of Week 1 and follow any relevant instructions and links for downloads that may be required. If applicable, students are required to download the relevant language package prior to Week 2.
Please contact your course convenor before the end of Week 1 if you do not have a suitable laptop (or tablet) for in-class use.
External students will need to have access to a webcam, headphones as well as a microphone for use during recording with Zoom which they can download for free from the internet. We recommend you use Firefox which has been reliable with respect to media files used in the course. The correct functioning of internet connection and network is the student's sole responsibility.
Information on Zoom web conferencing tool for external students is available at http://www.mq.edu.au/iLearn/zoom.htm. External students are required to get familiar with this tool and install it to your study device by week 1, e.g. your computer or iPad.
IT and iLearn assistance is available via the iLearn login page or by clicking on the words "Help me" under the iLearn logo at the top right hand side of every iLearn window.
Please note that replies to e-mails will be automatically directed to the account they were sent from. All new threads will be sent to your University account where you are free to supply the e-mail address of your choice. You are encouraged to use the University account rather than a private e-mail account and to check this account regularly for announcements and emails from the teaching staff.