Mandarin 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Barrett


Open Entry - 10MN preferred

Mandarin at Level 1 prepares students for communication between friends and family. Akonga learn about family and everyday life, travel, and getting around their hometown.  The aim is to develop functional communicators who can share their interests, and make new mates. 

Course Overview

Term 1
Reintroducing ourselves to Mandarin: revision of Level 10 vocabulary and grammar
Nǐ xǐhuān shénme? (Are you interested?): Brainstorming of topics for the year.
Let's talk about it!: Oral Presentation at term's end.

Term 2
Yeah, write!: Introduction to the writing portfolio
The business: Topics include family, directions, and school. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are all important.
Exams: Mid-year

Term 3
Yeah, write!: Writing portfolio continues, and is due at the end of this term. 
Speak up: Some students may be offered the opportunity to complete the Interact (spoken) portfolio.
Ongoing business: Further topics are health, travel, and holidays.
Exams: End-of-year

Term 4
Exam revision

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Speech-Language Therapist, Interpreter, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Kaiwhakaako Māori, Translator

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