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Students continue to develop cultural awareness and communication skills involving reading, writing, listening and speaking. The emphasis is on comprehension and production of normal speech on general topics, including travel, emergency assistance, health, simple business transactions, traditions, customs, habits and technology.

Classroom activities are related to the real world and include developing and awareness of acceptable behaviour in Chinese Culture.

Topics studied as part of this unit include:

Semester 1- Chinese Teenagers 中国青少年

  • School life of a Chinese student
  • Diary and Letter language functions
  • Sickness
  • Directions

Semester 2 -Things to do 课余生活

  • Technology and Leisure
  • Chinese food and festivals
  • Chinatown
  • Travelling

The frequency of this subject is TWO periods per week.

These courses are a prerequisite for students wishing to continue Chinese in Year 11 and 12.

This course is designed for students learning Chinese as a second language. For more information please refer to the eligibility requirements as stipulated by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority by clicking HERE.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in the China Bridge Speech Competition
  • Travel to China on Study Tour
  • Taste traditional Chinese Food
  • Participate in cooking sessions
  • Celebrate Chinese Major Festivals
  • Why study Chinese? Click HERE

The biggest highlight in Year 10 was definitely the trip to China! Followed by those interesting Chinese shows, the interactive activities in class and making those delicious dumplings!

Alexandra Del Casale

This course is a pre-requisite for students wishing to continue Chinese: Second Language in Year 11 and Year 12.

To access SCSA information relating to the Chinese: Second Language course, please click HERE.

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