NCEA Level 1 Chinese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Grounds

This course develops communication skills in Chinese Mandarin through reading, writing, listening and speaking. Cultural knowledge in terms of how to communicate appropriately in Chinese society is also an important aspect of the course. By the end of the course students will be able to communicate information, ideas and opinions on a range of topics or personal relevance in Chinese Mandarin . Students will also master approximately 370 Chinese characters.

Course Overview

Term 1
Describing People and things in Chinese. Learn to talk about your family and friends, describe their physical appearance, interests and abilities. Learn to make comparisons in Chinese.

Term 2
Talking about your town in Chinese. Learn to talk about what facilities your town has to offer, and give street directions. Learn to make telephone calls and talk about various occupations.

Term 3
Using money in China. Learn how to go shopping in China in the context of the supermarket, clothes store, department store and shopping online.

Term 4
Making travel plans in Chinese. Learn to talk about sightseeing in Beijing, Shopping in Shanghai, and traveling throughout New Zealand. Learn how to write a letter or e-mail appropriately in Chinese.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a course contribution of $7 to cover learning resources.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Mandarin Chinese, or HOD approval

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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.

Pathway Tags

Writer, Historian, Social Work, Translator, Journalist, Marine Biologist, Clergyman, Ministry of Fisheries, Lecturer, Lawyer, Architect, Judge, Child Advocate, NZ Armed Forces, Traveller, Professional Singer/Dancer, Performer, Actor, Kapa Haka Tutor, Radio, Immigration Officer, Television, Exhibition - Carving, Weaving, Painting, Sculptor, Politician, Tourism, Teacher, Linguist, Interpreter, Tourist Operator, Air Hostess, Airline Crew, Airport Worker, Hotel Manager, Import and Export Trader, Business person, Business perso