NCEA Level 3 Chinese
Level 3
Number of Credits: up to 24

Entry Recommendations: NCEA Level 2 Chinese or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This course emphasises the world we live in and the student’s place in it. Students further develop competences acquired in Level 2 Chinese. They deepen their intercultural understanding of the Chinese culture, gaining insight into different perspectives on a wide variety of issues. Students develop more complex language skills conveying and exchanging justified information, ideas and opinions in genuine contexts. A range of topics relevant to today’s globalised societies is covered in this course, such as work and career related problems, environmental issues, technology and media, social cohesion and creative arts.

Skills developed in the course

  • Intercultural communicative competence
  • Listening skills: understanding of genuine spoken texts on less familiar matters
  • Reading skills: understanding of genuine written and visual texts on less familiar matters
  • Speaking skills: communicating orally using more complex language in a wide variety of contexts
  • Writing skills: communicating in written using more complex language

Course Costs: Approximately $50 for online subscriptions, competitions, stationery and student workbook.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91533
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Chinese texts
5 Credits
 
Examination
 
AS 91534
Give a clear spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
3 Credits - optional
 
Presentation
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
AS 91535
Interact clearly using spoken Chinese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations
6 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 91536
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Chinese texts
5 Credits
 
Examination
 
AS 91537
Write a variety of text types in clear Chinese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
5 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 1
Level 3 Chinese