CHINESE (MANDARIN)

Year 7

This is a beginners’ course that caters for students with minimal prior learning of Chinese language in non-Chinese speaking regions. The course is designed to introduce beginners to the essential knowledge and skills in the Chinese language, using Pinyin and 100 basic Hanzi characters. By the end of this course, students will have covered topics including daily greetings, classroom instructions, dates and time, asking for and relating personal information about themselves and their family, as well as developing a cultural knowledge of Chinese speaking communities through culturally related activities.

ASSESSMENT
1. Comprehension skills (50%)
2. Communication skills (50%)

Year 8

This course continues from the Year 7 course to develop students’ macro skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the Chinese language (Mandarin). Pinyin application will continue, with a focus on the development of Hanzi writing skills. Students are expected to extend their knowledge of the Hanzi characters to 200. By the end of this course it is expected that students will be able to read and write simple sentences related to topics such as family and friends, occupations and daily routine, transportation and basic personal description. Students will further their understanding of the language and culture through culturally related activities and games.

ASSESSMENT
1. Comprehension skills (50%)
2. Communication skills (50%)

CHINESE (MANDARIN) PATHWAY AT GGS

Chinese
Year 11 and 12 - VCE (SL, SLA and CLCS)

Chinese (Mandarin)
Timbertop - Year 9