9CHIN

Year 9 Chinese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Song

This is a half-year introductory course to the Chinese language and culture, offering to students of no or little previous learning of Chinese language. Students learn to exchange information that is closely related to themselves, i.e. giving their name and age, talking about their family and pets and their everyday school life. 


Course Overview

Term 1
Students (from the first cohort) will be introduced to
1. Mandarin pronunciation-pinyin
2. Written Mandarin-character
3. topics on self-introduction and family (name, age, address, phone number, nationalities, etc)
Students will experience Chinese culture on
1. traditional festivals, e.g. Chinese New Year
2. calligraphy writing

Term 2
Students will continue to learn the topics on
1. likes and dislikes
2. food
3. pets
4. colours,
etc.
students will continue to explore culture on festivals by food making, e.g. sticky rick dumplings, etc.

Term 3
Students (from the second cohort) will be introduced to
1. Mandarin pronunciation-pinyin
2. Written Mandarin-character
3. topics on self-introduction and family (name, age, address, phone number, nationalities, etc)
Students will experience Chinese culture on
1. traditional festivals, e.g. Chinese Moon Cake Festival and making moon cake, etc.
2. calligraphy writing

Term 4
Students will continue to learn the topics on
1. likes and dislikes
2. food
3. pets
4. colours,
etc.
students will continue to explore culture on festivals by food making, e.g. dumplings, etc.

Recommended Prior Learning

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Disclaimer

Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths 

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