Jiale Zhongwen Extension Classes
We believe that students learn most effectively through interaction as well as listening to, reading and responding to meaningful texts. Jiale Zhongwen Extension classes enable students with some prior learning to enrich their Chinese proficiency through exposure to a range of stories, videos and other appropriate written or visual texts in Chinese. Students are also given opportunities to develop their spoken and written language production skills through composing and performing a range of different texts.
In 2020 we are offering two extension classes, Chinese Text Creation Level 1 and Chinese Text Creation Level 2. These are suitable for motivated school aged learners with prior learning and Chinese for Families graduates. In Term 2 both of these classes will be delivered online.
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Chinese Text Creation Level 1
Stories are engaging and also provide deep and rich opportunities for language development. In this course students will be exposed to a range of stories with frequent opportunities for listening and interacting in Chinese. Students will also work on their own or in pairs to create new compositions in Chinese based on the focus story. Literacy is developed through reading, typing and handwriting in characters.
Most of the stories come from the AI Story Time app which is included as part of the course fees.
Term 2 dates: Thursday 4.30-5.45, 30 April to 2 July (10 weeks)
Chinese Text Creation Level 2
In this course students will be exposed to a range of stories, videos and written texts with frequent opportunities for listening and interacting in Chinese. Topics are varied and come from a range of sources. In Term 1 we covered family heritage, Chinese New Year customs and Mulan. In Term 2 we will cover the Coronavirus and technology. Students also work on their own or in pairs to create new compositions in Chinese based on the focus texts. Literacy is developed through reading, typing and handwriting in characters.
Term 2 class times: Wednesdays 4.30-5.45, 29 April to 1 July (10 weeks)