Chinese / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Informing

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Curriculum content descriptions

Locate and organise information on topics of interest from a range of written sources to develop a position, and convey this position to a familiar audience in a range of texts

[Key concepts: representation, time, leisure, community; Key processes: selecting, organising]

 (ACLCHC100)

Elaborations
  • reading tourist brochures and websites detailing lifestyles in diverse locations in the Sinophone world, identifying features of local lifestyles that reflect modernity or tradition, and evaluating the information for relevance, appropriateness and significance
  • developing an information kit, supported by visuals, about their local city or region to provide to Chinese visitors via a local tourism website, including details on history, climate, environment, and cultural activities
  • composing short texts to report on topics of interest (for example, 中国的茶-澳洲咖啡 ), providing a range of alternative views on the subject, for example, 有人说…也有人说…他们都不知道...所以…
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Informative texts,  Chinese languages

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Zou ba! The Gold Buddha: adjectives and verbs

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Zou ba! Your life: activities you like

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Moving Image

Languages online: Chinese module one: meet my family - video

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