Year 10 Chinese Second Language

Rationale

This course is designed for non native Chinese speakers and native speakers who were born in a Chinese speaking country and came to Australia at a young age.  The purpose is to develop the student’s communicative ability in a variety of situations through the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the language.  Students will learn to appreciate and respect the culture of the Chinese speaking communities.

Course Objectives

  • Communication  –  students will learn to communicate in the language for a range of purposes and in a range of contexts.
  • Socio cultural understanding  –  students will develop an understanding of the culture(s) linked with the language and the ability to move beyond their own culture.
  • Language awareness  –  students develop an understanding of the way the language works, its structure, the role it plays and its effects.

Content

The Year 10 Chinese curriculum continues the pattern of the previous years of language learning by refining the language base of the students.  Various topics such as School Life, Leisure Activities, Traveling, Transport, School Subject, and Hobbies will be taught to achieve the aims and objectives.  Many activities will be used to enhance the learning of the language.

Students will have an opportunity to participate in a language and cultural study tour to China which Oxley offers every second year.

Assessment

Assessment is ongoing and includes class work, written tasks, oral tasks, cultural projects, topic tests, unit tests (vocabulary and grammar) and semester examinations.