10 Chinese Second Language

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Lin

Course Objectives:
Learning Year 10 Chinese will help you:

  • develop your ability to speak, listen, read and write in Chinese
  • develop an appreciation of Chinese culture
  • extend your communication and interaction skills
  • foster cultural and linguistic understanding in general.

Course Content:
You will learn spoken and written Chinese to cope with a variety of everyday situations including daily routines, fashion, shopping, making phone calls, eating out and weather. Cultural topics can include Chinese Food, Chinese Festivals, Chinese traditional dance and Chinese brush painting. You will watch Chinese movies and enjoy songs and language games to help with your learning. You will also access online learning using Education Perfect.

Course Overview

Term 1
1. Revision of year 9 content
2. Let's talk about dates and birthdays
3. My daily routine

Term 2
1. Where are things?
2. What are you doing?
3. My house
4. My clothes
5. Describe my clothes

Term 3
1. Shopping for food
2. Shopping for clothes
3. Making phone calls

Term 4
1. Eating out
2. Weather
3. End of year revision and assessments

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$20 Education Perfect (Note: One charge for all languages)

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Chinese or equivalent (This course does not suit students whose home language is Chinese. These students are able to join the Chinese heritage language class when they reach Year 12 and 13). We understand that students may have learnt Chinese in a number of different ways, therefore if you have other experience please talk to Ms Lin (mlin@apps.eggs.school.nz).


Continued study in Year 11, 12, 13 and university; 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.

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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.

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