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Languages Chinese

“A man who is ignorant of foreign languages is ignorant of his own.” Johann Goethe


Students begin to develop the understanding that language originates from God and help us to communicate with diverse cultures. They recognise that Chinese is spoken by communities in many countries. They understand that Pinyin provides access to the sounds of the spoken language. They are aware that each character is a meaningful unit, that is used to make up words. They reproduce key Chinese characters using stroke types and sequences. They develop an understanding of Chinese characters, grammar, pronunciation, tone and rhythm. They become aware of similarities and differences between the Chinese language and other languages.  


  • 2 periods per cycle 


  • Chinese New Year 
  • Greetings 
  • Numbers and applications (dates, months and days of the week) 
  • Immediate family introduction 
  • Three Little Pigs 


  • Booklist items 


  • Vocabulary assessments 
  • Oral and aural assessments 
  • Role plays 
  • Written and verbal tasks 

“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do and whatever else you do, develop good judgement.” Proverbs 4:7 NLT