12CHN

12 Chinese Second Language

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Lin

Course Content:

In Year 12 Chinese you learn more abstract and complex language in order to communicate information and ideas and justify your opinions. Topics include:

  • Study & Career Plans
  • Festivals & Customs
  • Leisure activities & Healthy living
  • Part-time work & Social network
  • The world of youth

An example of our Year 12 students talking about their lives and their part time work experiences



We approach these topics through a blended text and some online learning tools. We will also look at Chinese history, myths, films, and other authentic resources.

You will have the opportunity to use your Chinese language while experiencing authentic Chinese cuisine where possible.

You will also have access to Education Perfect or Quizlet and other online Chinese resources to support your learning both inside and outside of our Chinese classroom.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Chinese or equivalent.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Highly recommended: $20 Education Perfect subscription (one payment for all languages)

Students must also purchase a 1B5 exercise book (approximately $2.00).

Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural enrichment activities. These cost between $2 to $25 depending on the activities.

Description Type Value
Education Perfect Voluntary $20.00
$20.00

Pathway

Continued study in Year 13 and university. Mandarin Chinese is university entrance accredited subject, and is also offered by all major New Zealand universities. HSK Chinese Proficiency Exam; exchange and scholarship opportunities. Here's just a few of many Chinese career opportunities that await you!!
Research analyst (someone can help companies to make better business decisions for their Asian/Chinese market), global marketing specialist, government agent (with more than 300,000 Chinese migrants in NZ, our government needs you), Chinese teacher, ESOL teacher (you can teach both in non-English speaking countries as well as in English speaking countries), translator, interpreter, cultural promoter. Mandarin Chinese is a great language to learn that will open the doors to a world of opportunities.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91108 v3
NZQA Info
Chinese 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese texts on familiar matters
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91109 v2
NZQA Info
Chinese 2.3 - Interact using spoken Chinese to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91111 v3
NZQA Info
Chinese 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Chinese text(s) on familiar matters
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91112 v2
NZQA Info
Chinese 2.5 - Write a variety of text types in Chinese to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.