In Year 9, there are two courses of Chinese. One, Chinese SL is for students who began Chinese in Year 8, and the other, Chinese AL, is for students who studied Chinese AL in Year 8 or after negotiation with the Head of Chinese.
Language: Chinese SL
Topics Birthday celebrations, daily routine of student, housing, and clothing .
Grammar Present continuing tense, expressing time, date and days, interrogative words and questions, coordinating conjunctions, numerical expressions, particle le, pivotal verbs, resultative verbs, directional verbs, auxiliary verbs, perfective, durative, modifier, localiser, particle, tag questions, exclamations and topic comment constructions.
Culture Chinese birthday celebrations, lifestyle of Chinese student, myths and traditions of Chinese
festivals, Chinese meanings in numbers, Chinese tea, traditional Chinese leisure activities, daily routine of Chinese students, characteristics of traditional Chinese house, modern Chinese housing, and Chinese philosophy of building house, traditional Chinese clothes, the development of Chinese clothes, Chinese silk and its legends and Chinese meanings of colours.
Topics Shopping, inviting or visiting friend, making phone call, food and eating .
Grammar Interrogative words and questions, alternative questions, delimitative verbs, modifiers, classifiers including measure words, polite expressions used when visiting, interrogative words and questions, alternative questions, present continuing tense, perfective and experiential aspects, interrogative pronouns, particles, subordinate and coordinate conjunctions, formulaic expressions, cohesive
devices, formulaic expressions and cohesive devices.
Culture The currencies in China and Taiwan, Chinese department stores and markets, Chinese concept of weight and money, addressing friends’ parents, handling gifts, courtesy in formal visit, Chinatown and Chinese migrants in Australia and in the world, lifestyle of Chinese migrants, making and receiving phone calls, food balance, bean curd in the Chinese diet, family meals, formal feasts, various styles of Chinese food and Chinese philosophy on food.
Language: Chinese AL
Topics Eating, weather, school life .
Grammar Giving reasons, offering choices, time duration, describing extreme conditions, aspects, use of often, optional questions, compound sentences, auxiliary verbs, verb phrases, special questions, conjunctions, past tense, present perfect tense, verb phrases, resultative verbs, aspects, subordinate sentences.
Culture Chinese food culture, myth of Chinese diet, Chinese table etiquette, key tourist spots in China and Taiwan, climate in China and key tourist spots in China, Chinese schools’ subjects and home classroom and culture of Chinese characters and school life and people’s concept of education in China.
Topics Asking the way, leisure activities, location and direction and celebrating birthdays .
Grammar Interrogative words and questions, indefinite numbers, comparison, formulaic expressions, fillers and acclamations, imperative sentences, exclamatory sentences.
Culture Daily transport and religion in China, Peking opera and other Chinese operas, Chinese orchestra, dragon dance and lion dance, and the Chinese concept and love of jade and traditional food for birthday celebrations and festivals.
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