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Emphasis will be given to Chinese syntactical structures that are different from English structures. Course time used to develop reading and writing skills will be increased. Students practice extensively in oral communications and write simple phrases, sentences, and messages by using no less than 450 Chinese Characters.

Students will continue learning about Chinese Festivals to enhance their understanding of Chinese culture. Classroom activities are related to the real world and include developing and awareness of acceptable behaviour in Chinese Culture. They will explore some of the traditional activities that people love in China, such as Tai Chi, Chinese shuttlecock as well as writing calligraphy.

Topics studied as part of this unit include:

Semester 1 (My life 我的生活)

  •  My clothes
  •  Shopping and Bargaining
  •  Phone Calls
  • Eating out

Semester 2 (Chinese Youth 中国青年)

  • Visiting a Chinese family/friend
  • My school
  • Weather and seasons
  • Getting around the city
  • Syllabus and other SCSA documentation can be found at HERE

The highlight of Year 9 Chinese was being immersed into the Chinese culture, such as learning to make dumplings and eating spring rolls for celebrating Chinese New Year. I also really enjoyed games we played in class which helped us to memorise and study the Chinese language in a fun and interactive way.

Mai Lam 

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