Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs V. Jonas

This course strengthens students’ confidence to express and exchange ideas to establish effective communication in Chinese and further their understanding of the Chinese culture. Students will gain the skills to present an argument, discuss current events and problems in Chinese speaking countries, New Zealand and the world at large. Topics such as society, culture and custom issues will be covered. Students are also introduced to Chinese literature, with a study of a Chinese short story and poetry. Students are encouraged to read widely.

Internal assessment: up to 14 credits. External assessment: up to 10 credits.

Competitions: Chinese Bridge Speech Competition, Language Perfect Championships, Chinese Short Film Competition, Chinese Essay Competition, Chinese Calligraphy Competition, HSK Chinese Language Test.

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits at NCEA Level 2 Chinese or Curriculum Leader discretion based on proficiency in Chinese.