Chinese - Part 1
- Learning Area:
- Course Level:
- Year 9
- Approx Cost:
- Language Perfect subscription $12.50 for one semester or $25.00 for both semesters
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is of benefit for this course
- Course Outline:
Learning a language opens up a world of opportunities. It is exciting to learn Chinese! The aim is to increase awareness of how important it is to understand the standard Chinese Mandarin spoken by New Zealand's trading partners in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Students will develop their reading , writing, listening, speaking and presenting skills. They will have many opportunities to build communication and intercultural skills.
Topics include Everyday language such as: Greetings, Pictographic Characters, Numbers, Colours, Pets, Family and Birthdays. Students will practise in groups, pairs, use audio, videos and character cards to help them to learn the language well.
Students are assesses through self and peer assessment as well as more formal tests. Small and frequent tests covering the four main skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing.
Students will study Level 1 and Level 2 of the Chinese curriculum.
- Where Does It Lead:
Junior Chinese Courses, JCHIb and JCHIc. Students also further develop knowledge of an exciting writing system along with everyday conversational Chinese that is important in the Tourism and Business Industries.
- For further information see:
- Mrs Yee.
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.