13 Chinese Second Language

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Lin

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Chinese or equivalent.

Course content:

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

An example of our Year 13 students talking about their understanding of the lives in China and in NZ and the justifications for their preferences.

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
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

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

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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.