Chinese

 

Year 10 Mandarin    (10MAN)

The course covers various topics both personalised, and useful if travelling in Mandarin speaking countries. Some main areas are:

  • My home; my friend and I and my family
  • Jobs
  • Leisure time activities, hobbies and sports
  • School
  • Buying items in shops
  • Fashion and entertainment
  • Holidays, weather
  • Health:  being able to say what is wrong, and understand basic remedies

These are assessed through one end of year examination, a minimum of two speaking tests, one cultural assignment and regular testing of topics.

 

Year 11 Mandarin (Chinese)    (11CHN)

Topics continue to stress communication, and focus on both personal details and life in Chinese speaking regions.

They may include:

  • Entertainment and media
  • Directions
  • School and education
  • Appearance
  • Leisure life
  • Travel and customs
  • Eating out
  • Health and getting sick
  • Life style 

During the year students have two exams as practice for the external NCEA standards, as well as working towards the grades of the two internal NCEA assessments.  They also have regular testing of topics.

Students study four topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.  

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • AS90870 1.3  Interact using spoken Chinese to communicate person information, ideas and opinions in different situations  (5 credits)
  • AS90872 1.5  Write a variety of text types in Chinese on areas of most relevance  (5 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • AS90868  1.1  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese texts relating to areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits)
  • AS90871  1.4  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of  Chinese texts relating to areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits)                            

 

Year 12 Mandarin (Chinese)    (12CHN)

This course consolidates learning to date, and uses various themes of interest to pupils to reinforce and extend the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Topics studied may include:

  • City and environment  issues
  • Work environment and part time
  • Hospitality and social etiquette
  • School life and student behaviour
  • Relationship
  • Shopping and fashion
  • Health and social issues

There are two exams during the year as practice for NCEA external assessment, and testing working towards the three NCEA internal assessments, as well as regular testing of topics.

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 24 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.  

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • AS91110  (2.2)  Give a spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates a personal response  (4 credits)
  • AS91109  (2.3)  Interact using spoken Chinese to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations  (5 credits)
  • AS91112  (2.5)  Write a variety of text types in Chinese on areas for genuine contexts  (5 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • AS91108  (2.1)  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese texts relating to areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits)
  • AS91111  (2.4)  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of  Chinese texts relating to areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits) 

 

Year 13 Mandarin (Chinese)    (13CHN)

This is a continuation and development of the year 12 course, and uses various themes of interest to students in order to reinforce language skills and aspects of Chinese life and culture.  Literature is also studied at this level. Topics studied may include:

  • Pressures at school and work
  • Special skills, future career
  • Making decisions, asking opinions, considering options
  • Aspiration for the future, hobbies 
  • Family circumstances, common goals
  • Family reunion, different views, love and marriage
  • Chinese literature and film study

During the year the students have two exams as practice for the NCEA external standards. They also work towards the grades of the two internal assessments (with one optional internal assessment) and have regular testing of topics.

Students study five topics (standards) that count for 24 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.  

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • AS91534  (3.2)  Give a clear spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates a critical response to stimulus material  (3 credits)
  • AS91535  (3.3)  Interact clearly using spoken Chinese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations  (6 credits)
  • AS91537  (3.5)  Write a variety of text types in clear Chinese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives  (5 credits)              

External Standards (Exams)

  • AS91533  (3.1)  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Chinese texts  (5 credits)
  • AS91536  (3.4)  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Chinese texts  (5 credits) 

 

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