About the subject
Students develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and information and communication technologies to create and engage effectively with a range of spoken, written, visual, and multimodal texts in the particular language. They develop and apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills.
Students develop their ability to communicate and interact in a variety of contexts for a range of purposes, within and across languages and cultures.
Students develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and use information and communication technologies, to create and engage effectively with a range of spoken, written, and multimodal texts in Chinese.
Students explore the three interconnected themes of Relationships, Lifestyles, and Experiences from the perspectives of ‘The Personal World’ and ‘The Chinese speaking Communities’.
Students will undertake 5 assessment tasks from the following 3 assessment types:
Assessment Type 4: Examination (30%)
The examination consists of two assessments:
The oral examination is designed to assess primarily students’ knowledge and skill in using spoken Chinese. The oral examination takes approximately 10 minutes and has two sections; Presentation and discussion in Chinese, Conversation in Chinese.
The 2½-hour written examination, plus 10 minutes’ reading time, has three sections:
Students are allowed to use monolingual and/or bilingual printed dictionaries in the written examination.
The Chinese Beginners Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.
The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standards.
Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.
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