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SACE Stage 2

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Chinese for Background Speakers

Chinese (background speakers)

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


In this subject, students are expected to develop and apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills to:

  • interact with others to exchange and explain information, opinions, and ideas in Mandarin
  • create texts in Mandarin to express ideas, opinions, and perspectives on contemporary issues
  • analyse, evaluate, and respond to texts that are in Chinese
  • examine relationships between language, culture, and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.

Course Content
Assessment
Further Info
Course Content
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.
Texts and Text Types

Students should be familiar with a range of text types, including letter, discussion, persuasive texts, tutorial, speech, report, evaluation and reflection.

Assessment

School Assessment
Folio 50%
In-depth Study 20%


External Assessment
Examination 30%

Further Info

This subject is designed for students with a cultural and linguistic background in Chinese.