Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Year 10.
The Chinese language program focuses on developing student’s capability to communicate effectively in Chinese and to reflect and explore cultural perspectives. Students further develop their intercultural understanding by making connections between Australian and Chinese culture. Students also may participate in study tours/exchange programs which further expands their communication and intercultural experiences.
Students also broaden their skills in using digital technologies as they understand and create a range of visual, spoken and written texts.
At Year 10 the program caters for both background and non-background students of Chinese. Topics covered for background students include: Family, Women’s changing status, Comparisons between Eastern and Western Education and Environment.
Topics covered for non-background students include: Travel, shopping and descriptions.
Bonus points are awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion. A workbook approximately $30.00 each and Chinese Dictionary – approximately $30.00 to $35.00 each.