NCEA Level 1 Chinese
Level 1
Number of Credits: up to 19

Entry Recommendations:  Completion of Year 10 Chinese or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This course emphasises personal experience. Students learn to communicate about familiar situations and topics, such as the people in their lives, home and school routines, holidays, geography and weather, entertainment and social arrangements. Students acquire language structures and language features to communicate successfully about present, past and future events, including giving reasons and expressing an opinion.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Intercultural communicative competence
  • Listening skills: understanding of spoken texts of most immediate relevance
  • Reading skills: understanding of written and visual texts of most immediate relevance
  • Speaking skills: communicating orally using familiar language
  • Writing skills: communicating in writing on familiar topics

Course Costs: Approximately $85 to cover online subscriptions, competitions, stationery and student workbook.

The course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Chinese or IB Chinese SL.

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

 

AS 90868
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
5 Credits
 
Examination
 
AS 90869
Give a spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates a personal response
4 Credits - Optional
 
Presentation
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 8
AS 90870
Interact using spoken Chinese to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations
5 Credits
 
Portfolio
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 90871
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Chinese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
5 Credits
 
Examination
 
Level 1 Chinese