CHINESE (MANDARIN)

Note: This course is not suitable to any student who has attended any school where Chinese is the medium of instruction. It is not suitable for first language learners.

Both Semesters

CHINESE ab initio (continuing course)

This course is designed for second language students who have limited background and are continuing with their learning after Year 9 Chinese. The aim of this course is to provide students with the foundation for their future study of VCE Chinese or IB Mandarin. By the end of the course students will be able to: ask and give directions, talk about places and the weather, recognise and use simple language to describe simple ailments and injuries and seek advice, talk about eating and drinking, food and clothes shopping, describing people, communicate about sport and making arrangements to go out. 

ASSESSMENT
1. Listening Skills (25%)
2. Speaking Skills (25%)
3. Reading Skills (25%)
4. Writing Skills (25%)

CHINESE ADVANCED

This course is designed for second language students who have some background and require further development of their skills in order to undertake the study of IB Mandarin or a VCE Chinese or Second Language Advanced. Note: This course is not suitable for first language learners. In Semester 1, students will work to consolidate and extend vocabulary on a range of familiar topics relating to personal and family profiles, school and daily life, food and eating habits in a cultural context. In Semester 2, students are expected to participate in spoken and written exchanges with a degree of sophistication and to respond to spoken and written texts in relation to a broad range of topics including weather, health and sports, locations and directions and arranging holidays. Traditional forms of writing may be used, but students must be able to read simplified characters.

ASSESSMENT
1. Listening Skills (25%)
2. Speaking Skills (25%)
3. Reading Skills (25%)
4. Writing Skills (25%)

 

CHINESE (MANDARIN) PATHWAY AT GGS

Chinese
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

Chinese (Mandarin)
Timbertop - Year 9

Chinese (Mandarin)
Middle School - Years 5 to 8