NCEA Level 3 Chinese

13MNC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Grounds

The Year 13 Mandarin Chinese course is a natural continuation of the Year 12 course. Students will study all aspects of Chinese language including listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be able to recognize an extensive range of hanzi (close to 600 characters). Culture is studied as it applies to communication between people and the wider world.

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who began studying Chinese for the first time in Year 9. Some accommodation can be made for students who have grown up in New Zealand and need to improve skills in reading and writing. However, such students must seek approval from the teacher in charge and sit a placement test before being allowed to enrolled in the course.

The Year 13 Mandarin Chinese course is not suitable for students who have grown up in a Chinese speaking country, and who are already equally competent and listening, speaking, reading and writing.



Course Overview

Term 1
As this is a new course and planning is still underway, this information will be available from Term 4.

Term 2
As this is a new course and planning is still underway, this information will be available from Term 4.

Term 3
As this is a new course and planning is still underway, this information will be available from Term 4.

Term 4
As this is a new course and planning is still underway, this information will be available from Term 4.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must already have achieved NCEA Level Two Chinese, or have an equivalent ability. Students who have not previously studied Chinese at NCEA Level Two part who wish to study Chinese in Year 13 must seek approval from the teacher in charge and complete a placement test.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
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
3
E
5
*
A.S. 91534 v1 Chinese 3.2 - Give a clear spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
3
I
3
*
A.S. 91536 v1 Chinese 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Chinese texts
3
E
5
*
A.S. 91537 v1 Chinese 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear Chinese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
3
I
5
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* 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: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.