Chinese / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Exchange and elaborate on suggestions and opinions in spoken interactions related to planning and negotiating activities and events, adjusting spoken language for familiar and unfamiliar participants, purposes and contexts

[Key concepts: celebrity, leisure and recreation, built and natural environment; Key processes: planning, negotiating, deciding]


  • participating in discussions and expressing personal opinions on issues relevant to contemporary youth (such as 教育,环境,科技,文化), displaying levels of politeness or assertiveness as appropriate to context, for example, 我希望 versus 我要; 你最好 / 你应该 versus 你一定要
  • inviting others to voice opinions and eliciting alternative positions by asking questions such as 你怎么看?你觉得呢?你同意吗?, and responding to verbal and non-verbal cues (including silence) from participants
  • acknowledging others’ ideas, views and opinions when expressing agreement or disagreement (for example, 好的、我同意), and challenging others’ opinions using rhetorical questions or concessionary or emphatic phrases, for example, 你说的有道理,可是…;你怎么可以说…?;你说的不对
  • commenting on transaction experiences and acknowledging the work of others, for example, 谢谢你的帮助,但是如果你…就更好了
  • planning group events such as an excursion to Chinatown and persuading others to get involved and contribute in different ways, for example, 我们去中国城可以吃到中国的小吃,你不是很喜欢吃早茶的吗?你来决定我们去哪个饭店吧
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Cooperation,  Etiquette,  Chinese languages

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