Level 3 Chinese for Native Speakers

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.

In this course students learn to communicate about current issues in the wider world as they affect New Zealand and China. Students are expected to develop their mastery of language skills to a more advanced level. Themes include working life, the media and the environment.

Recommended Prior Learning

*For native speakers of Chinese*. This subject can only be taken as your 6th subject in Year 13, with permission from the TIC of Chinese and your House Dean. You are unable to select this subject online.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91533 v2 Chinese 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Chinese texts
A.S. 91536 v1 Chinese 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Chinese texts
A.S. 91537 v1 Chinese 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear Chinese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 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