Year 9 Chinese Full Year

9MNF
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Grounds

Mandarin Full Year Course. The Year 9 full year course focuses on building communicative skills in Chinese Mandarin in all essential areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Cultural competency and some modern and historical content is also covered.

Students will make some real headway in Chinese Mandarin in Year 9, including learning to read approximately 130 Chinese characters. Therefore, it is essential for students planning to study Year 10 Chinese the following year to take the full year course in Year 9.

Please note that this course is designed for beginning students of Chinese, or for those who have a limited background in the language. The course is not designed to cater for students who already have a high level of Chinese proficiency.



Course Overview

Term 1
Communicating personal information about yourself in Chinese.

Term 2
Communicating about your family members in Chinese.

Term 3
Communicating about your interests (hobbies, pastimes and sports, etc) in Chinese. Learn to talk about what you like or don't like, give or receive permission, and express what you want / don't want to do.

Term 4
Communicating about your school life. This will include talking about your school subjects, timetable, teachers, and talking about what activities you do on different days of the week.

Pathway

Year 10 Chinese

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a course contribution of $5 to cover learning resources.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.


Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning of Chinese Mandarin is necessary.


Pathway Tags

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