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 2021 we are offering two extension classes for our continuing students, Chinese Text Creation Levels 1 and 2 (a combined class) and Chinese Text Creation Level 3. These are suitable for motivated school aged learners with prior learning and Chinese for Families graduates.
In addition we are continuing our Senior Secondary Extension classes designed for students in Years 10-12 seeking to build up general language proficiency to prepare for Year 12 Chinese as a second language courses.
Click on the boxes below for more information about each class level.
Chinese Text Creation Levels 1 and 2
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.
In Term 1 students will continue to work on My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 in addition to the AI Story Time stories.
Term 1 dates: Thursday 28 January to 8 April (11 weeks)
Cost: $264 + BK19 My First Chinese Reader Volume 4 textbook $35.95 (RRP $44.95) (only if not purchased in 2020)
Chinese Text Creation Level 3
In this course students will be exposed to a wide variety 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.
Term 1 class times: Wednesdays 27 January to 7 April (10 weeks – no class 2 February)
Senior Secondary Extension
These classes will cover a range of extension topics related to themes covered in both IB Chinese B and SACE Continuers designed to strengthen students’ general proficiency. The topic for the summer holiday and Term 1 sessions is the television series ‘Nothing but Thirty’.
The total cost for the holiday session and Term 1 block is $240.