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NCEA Level 2 Chinese
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 19

Entry Recommendations: Proficient completion of the Foundation Diploma Chinese or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.

Course Outline: This course moves from the immediate self, emphasised at Level 1, to focusing on perspectives of others. Students further develop linguistic and intercultural competence acquired in Level 1 Chinese. They learn to convey and exchange information, ideas and opinions about familiar situations and topics, such as future plans, health and well-being, leisure, and latest trends in the culture.

Skills developed in the course

  • Intercultural communicative competence
  • Listening skills: understanding of spoken texts on familiar matters
  • Reading skills: understanding of written and visual texts on familiar matters
  • Speaking skills: communicating orally using effective language
  • Writing skills: communicating in writing about a variety of familiar topics

The course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Chinese.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs. Students must choose either AS 91110 or AS 91112 and may choose AS 91109 as an additional optional Achievement Standard.

AS 91108
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese texts on familiar matters
5 Credits
AS 91109
Interact using spoken Chinese to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations
5 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 91110
Give a spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates information, ideas and opinions
4 Credits - optional
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 9
AS 91111
Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Chinese text(s) on familiar matters
5 Credits
AS 91112
Write a variety of text types in Chinese to convey information, ideas and opinions in genuine contexts
5 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4, Week 1
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