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.
The course covers various topics both personalised, and useful if travelling in Mandarin speaking countries. Some main areas are:
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.
Topics continue to stress communication, and focus on both personal details and life in Chinese speaking regions.
They may include:
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.
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:
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.
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:
Students sit four Level 3 standards, worth a total of 21 credits.
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