Approx Cost:
Workbooks $15.00 and Language Perfect subscription $25.00.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Course Outline:

This is an exciting full year course. It is aimed at increasing awareness of how important it is to understand the standard language spoken by New Zealand's trading partners in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

You will study the sounds of Chinese (written in English letters); learn to write some elementary Chinese characters eg 1-10, weekdays, family members. You will learn a little about Chinese people and their life, brush writing by tracing and copying characters and some children’s songs.

Topics include Introductions, Greetings, Pets, Sports, Friends, Food and Family. We will practise in groups and pairs and use audio, videos and character cards to help us.

Assessment:

Students are encouraged to assess their own work using charts, and "I can" sheets, graphs etc. Tests will be little and often, with equal weighting on culture, speaking, reading, writing and listening skills.

Students will study Level 1 and Level 2 of the Chinese curriculum.

Where Does It Lead:

Year 10 Chinese.

For further information see:
Mrs T Yee.