Year 8 Chinese

LEVEL: Year 8

LENGTH: Full Year

Content:
Students study the Year 8 Chinese course in line with the Australian Curriculum.
This subject is not suitable for students who are fluent native speakers or who have only recently arrived in Australia.

They will be introduced to the study of Chinese through the development of:
• their ability to communicate in Chinese using pinyin and the Chinese script
• knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture and society and the capability to move between Chinese and English and to make comparisons
• language learning skills.

Topics studied include: Self, Family, Daily Routine, Transport, Occupation

Assessment:
Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Achievement Standards as outlined in the Australian Curriculum Framework. Grades A to E will be used for reporting purposes.

Assessment contains tasks such as: creating a lesson suitable for Year 7 students on the history and origin of Chinese characters; performing role plays; creating a picture story about the Family using the iPad; listening tasks and projects. Weightings vary according to class circumstances.

Special Requirements:  Language Perfect licence fee

Leads to:  Year 9 Chinese