11 Chinese Second Language

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Lin

Note: This is a course for second language learners ONLY. The Year 11 Chinese course builds on your practical skills with content including: transport, sports, leisure activities, Chinese cuisine, celebrations, and future plans. This course provides you with realistic opportunities to use your Chinese language, such as by entering Chinese speech competitions for secondary schools, watching some classic Chinese Films directed by some well-known directors, and/or by learning some beautiful Chinese songs and poems.

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

To support your learning, you have access to ‘Education Perfect’ and other online Chinese resources.


12 Chinese Second Language

Continued study in Year 12, 13 and university; HSK Chinese Proficiency Exam; exchange and scholarship opportunities; many work opportunities in New Zealand and Asia. 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.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

NiHao 3 Student Workbook approx. $60 - highly recommended (Students purchase theirs at the EGGS stationery shop), $20.00 Education Perfect (once for all languages).

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Chinese or equivalent (this is a course for second language learners ONLY). 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).

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90870 v2 Chinese 1.3 - Interact using spoken Chinese to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Pathway Tags

Travel and Tourism

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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.