L1 Chinese

ZH1000
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Lander

This course builds on language already covered in Beginners’ Chinese (ZH000). Students are required to translate, listen and engage with the language as much as possible. Students develop their listening and speaking skills in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin) and their reading and writing of simplified characters. They also learn using Pinyin as a means of expanding their range of language. By the end of this course, students are able to read and recognise around 370 characters and write 220 characters.

Students will also be able to communicate the time, direction, seasons and their daily routine. The Chinese language and its relationship with life and customs in China is highlighted, with topics including folk stories and legends, sport, food and festivals.

This course is accessed through our online learning environment, My Te Kura. Students will be required to make and submit audio and/or video recordings, so a microphone and camera or mobile device are essential.


Course Costs

Independent assessment of learning needs by outside assessor required for NZQA examinations. Approx. $450


Required Prior Learning

Students must have a Chinese language background. Ability to read and write about 100 Chinese characters is essential.


Course Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90868 v2 Chinese 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
1
E
5
A.S. 90869 v2 Chinese 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates a personal response
1
I
4
A.S. 90871 v2 Chinese 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Chinese texts on areas of most immediate relevance
1
E
5
A.S. 90872 v2 Chinese 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Chinese on areas of most immediate relevance
1
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.