Chinese / Year 3 and 4 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Interact with teachers and peers in social and class activities, exchanging ideas and opinions, using correct tones

[Key concepts: friendship, play, relationships; Key processes: participating, noticing, recognising, listening]


  • giving personal information, facts and opinions in response to questions about people and aspects of daily life such as pets (我的狗很可爱), interests, routines and activities
  • expressing opinions and commenting on personal experience using familiar expressions (for example, 很棒。 太好了。我不喜欢…), and turn-taking (该你了) in class games
  • contributing to class activities by asking for (我可以…吗?) and giving permission (可以), apologising and excusing (对不起), raising hand and using phrases such as 老师,我不懂 to request assistance in learning activities
  • initiating conversations in familiar social contexts by greeting participants and introducing themselves (for example, 你好,我叫James,我八岁,我住在悉尼), displaying appropriate social manners to enhance communication
  • giving information in response to questions such as 你的弟弟几岁?, and responding to turn-taking signals such as 该你了 or pauses
  • following the teacher’s instructions to participate in learning activities, for example, 我们听 Sam 说一说
  • reporting group activity results to each other and the teacher, for example, Michael 喜欢打篮球,Sophie 喜欢游泳
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Intonation,  Socialisation,  Chinese languages

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