13 Chinese Second Language

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Lin

In Year 13 Chinese you learn more abstract and complex language with stronger cultural awareness in order to communicate ideas, justify your opinions and challenge different perspectives. You are going to read some creative writing and a variety of authentic materials and write expressively for a range of purposes.
Topics include:

  • Cultural awareness & integration
  • Environment & eco-tourism
  • Modern technology & cyber world
  • Simple literary works

We approach these topics through a blended text- and online-course and add to it Chinese history, myths, film, and other authentic resources. We continue to use computer programmes such as online interactive exercises and Education Perfect.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Education Perfect $20

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Chinese or equivalent.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91533 v2 Chinese 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Chinese texts
A.S. 91535 v1 Chinese 3.3 - Interact clearly using spoken Chinese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations
A.S. 91536 v1 Chinese 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Chinese texts
A.S. 91537 v1 Chinese 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear Chinese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Pathway Tags

University Study, Scholarship, Travel and Tourism

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