12 Chinese Second Language

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Lin

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Chinese or equivalent.

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.

Learning Areas:


Assessment Policy & Procedures

13 Chinese Second Language

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.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Highly recommended: $23 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 $23.00

Pathway Tags

Business, Communications, Actor, Historian, Foreign Policy Officer, Teacher, Immigration Officer, Translator, Intelligence Officer, Interpreter, NGO, United Nations, Journalism, Business Analysts, Global Marketing Specialists, Travel and Tourism

Useful Links 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.