Level 1 Chinese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Song

The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.

This course builds on the foundation gained in Years 9 and 10 and offers students the chance to become competent dealing with a range of everyday situations in Chinese.

Course Overview

Term 1
The course starts with a revision of previous learning, then will cover the topics on,
1. Hobbies and interests
2. Occupations and future plan
3. Telecommunication and information
After term 1's learning, students will be able to
1. exchange information on personal hobbies
2. talk about future plan
3. talk about using telecommunication

Term 2
The topics covered in this term include,
1. my house and furniture
2. my community
3. shopping and bargain
4. my daily meals
5. I have a cold
6. my study
After term 2's learning, students will be able to
1. talk about their community and neighborhood
2. discus an outing plan
3. shop and dine in Chinese speaking contexts
4. see a doctor
Students will complete their first internal standard

Term 3
Students will continue to learn on the topics on
1. extracurricular activities
2. my city and my hometown
3. weather in different regions
4. travel
Students will complete their second internal standard and prepare for school entrance examinations

Term 4
Students will learn the topic on festivals and customs and focus on preparation for externals


Level 2 Chinese

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of Year 10 Chinese. Students wishing to take 11CHIN without taking 10CHIN must seek approval from the Teacher-in-Charge to be entered into this course.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90868 v2 Chinese 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90869 v2 Chinese 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates a personal response
A.S. 90871 v2 Chinese 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Chinese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
A.S. 90872 v2 Chinese 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Chinese on areas of most immediate relevance
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.


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