Chinese for Background Speakers A & B

SACE Stage 1

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Chinese for Background Speakers A & B

Chinese (background speakers)

SACE Stage 1

10 or 20 credits

Students develop and apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills. They interact with others to exchange and explain information, opinions, and ideas; create texts to express ideas, opinions, and perspectives on contemporary issues; and analyse, evaluate, and respond to a range of texts. Students examine relationships between language, culture, and identity and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.

Course Content
Further Info
The course is organised around four prescribed themes and a number of prescribed contemporary issues.

Prescribed Themes and Prescribed Contemporary Issues

  • China and the World
  • Modernisation and Social Change
  • The Overseas Chinese-speaking Communities
  • Language in Use in Contemporary China.


Interaction 20%
Text Production 20%
Text Analysis 20%
Investigation 40%


Background speakers are students who have a background in the language and who have had more than one year's education in a country where the language is spoken.