Chinese

 

Year 9 Mandarin    (9CHN) 

This course caters for students who have studied little or no Mandarin at intermediate school.  The students learn to communicate in Mandarin about themselves, family, pets, school and personal likes and dislikes.  They also learn numbers, times and dates, as well beginning to write in Chinese script.  Students will gain knowledge of Chinese culture and Chinese languages that helps them to interact with others and develop intercultural competence.

 

Year 10 Mandarin    (10CHN)

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

  • My home, my friends and family
  • Leisure time activities
  • School
  • Buying items in shops and my favourite food
  • Transportation

These topics are assessed through unit tests.  We cover each of the four MYP criteria twice over the year.  These criteria are listening, reading, writing and speaking.

 

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:

  • Fashion
  • Directions
  • School and education
  • Appearance
  • Leisure life
  • Travel and customs
  • Eating out
  • Organising a party
  • Life style

During the year students have unit tests and internal assessments each term which will focus on the four key skill areas - listening, reading, writing and speaking.

 

Year 12 Mandarin (Chinese)    (12CHN)

This course consolidates learning to date, and uses various topics of interest 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
  • Comparing global secondary school systems
  • Relationship
  • Choosing and evaluating a restaurant
  • Health and social issues

Internal assessments focus on communication and the external assessments focus on comprehension.

Internals will be worked on throughout the year and the final submissions are made at the end of Term 3.  There will be allocated class time for these but students may also need to work on them in their own time.

Students sit four Level 2 standards, worth 5 credits each.

Internal Standards

  • 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

  • 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
  • My future: university and career
  • Chinese literature and film study

Internal assessments focus on communication and the external assessments focus on comprehension.

Internals will be worked on throughout the year and the final submissions are made at the end of Term 3.  There will be allocated class time for these but students may also need to work on them in their own time.

Students sit four Level 3 standards, worth a total of 21 credits.

Internal Standards

  • 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

  • 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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