Chinese Beginners A

LevelStage 1
Learning AreaLanguages
SemesterSemester 1
Pre requisiteLittle or no prior knowledge of Chinese
Additional Costsnone
SACE Credits10

Who is this course for?

Students who wish to begin their study of Chinese at senior secondary level. Students need to verify they have little or no prior knowledge of the Chinese language. Enrolment is subject to eligibility criteria set by the SACE Board (contact OAC for details) and subject entry is to be negotiated with an OAC Languages leader. Students are expected to develop their skills and intercultural competency quickly, and therefore the course progresses at an accelerated and intensive rate.

This course has a pathway to Stage 1 Chinese Beginners B and Stage 2 Chinese Beginners.

What will I learn

Students are expected to develop and apply your linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills to:

  1. interact with others in Chinese in interpersonal situations
  2. create texts in Chinese for specific audiences, purposes, and contexts
  3. analyse texts that are in Chinese to interpret meaning.
  • The Personal World
  • The Chinese - speaking Communities

How will I be assessed?

Students will demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Assessment Type 1: Interaction
  • Assessment Type 2: Text Production
  • Assessment Type 3: Text Analysis

Students are expected to provide evidence of their learning through four or five assessments.

Pre requisite

Little or no prior knowledge of Chinese



Last updated: 24 September 2019