Stage 2

Chinese Continuers

Assumed Knowledge

Chinese at Continuers Level is designed for students who have studied the language for 300-400 hours by the time they have completed Stage 1, or who have an equivalent level of knowledge.​


Satisfactory completion of Stage 1 Chinese Continuers 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better. Eligibility criteria to apply for entry into Chinese at Continuers Level: Students who have had more than one year’s education from the age of five (pre-school, primary, secondary) in a country where Chinese is a major language of communication or a medium of instruction are not eligible to enrol in a continuers level program unless it can be demonstrated that special circumstances apply. SACE eligibility criteria must be met to undertake Beginners /Continuers in Chinese Continuers.

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Citizenship.

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Subject Description

​In Stage 2 Chinese at Continuers Level, students continue to develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students further develop an understanding of how Chinese is used appropriately by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes in a variety of contexts.

In Chinese Continuers, students have opportunities to:

  • interact with others to exchange information, ideas, opinions and experiences

  • create texts in Chinese to express information, feelings, ideas and opinions

  • analyse texts to interpret meaning

  • examine relationships between language, culture and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.


At Stage 2 students explore a range of topics through three themes:  the Individual, the Chinese-speaking Communities and the Changing World. Students undertake an in-depth study demonstrating research and personal reflection on an aspect or aspects of a topic associated with ‘The Chinese-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’ themes. 
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. ​

Course Fees


Additional Costs

Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion.

Assessment Type 1:

Folio: Three to Five Assessments (Interaction, Text Production, Text Analysis)​.

Assessment Type 2:

In-depth Study: An oral presentation, a written response, a reflective response in English​.

Assessment Type 3:

External Assessment: An oral examination and a 2 hour written examination​.

Assessment Type 4:


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