Chinese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Socialising

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Curriculum content descriptions

Collaborate with others in group activities and contribute to learning activities

[Key concepts: self, family, home; Key processes: interpreting, locating]


  • making suggestions when working together and allocating jobs for members of group, for example, 我们一起唱吧;我们唱,你跳舞
  • following the teacher’s instructions and responding to questions with reasons (for example, 我不高兴, 因为我累了), using language appropriate to class context (for example, 老师,我写完了) and making requests in an appropriate manner, for example, 老师,我可以喝水吗?
  • including others and recognising participants in group work, for example, Lisa 是我的好朋友; 我们组有…
  • making cards for special cultural events such as Chinese New Year or personal events such as birthdays, copying short good wishes from modelled text, for example, 生日快乐
  • recognising and copying characters relating to various events described in books, and noticing the formation of characters and spacing
  • collecting examples of common Chinese characters found in familiar settings such as signs and labels, for example, (8), (noodles), (spring)
  • creating drawings to support written communication in cards, posters and visual displays
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

Cooperation,  Chinese languages

Teacher resource

What's in a name? Chinese rivers, cities and provinces

This is an online resource about the location and the meaning of the names of Chinese provinces, cities and natural features. The resource is a worksheet with two main learning tasks: locating the names of provinces, cities and natural features on a map of China; and translating the meaning of the names. The resource has ...

Interactive Resource

Free Chinese essentials by AccelaStudy

This is a free iPad app that allows users to study and test Chinese vocabulary categorised by topics. The app is designed to help users understand and pronounce new Chinese words quickly and easily and offers several display options, including simplified and traditional Chinese characters, supported by audio and/or Pinyin ...

Moving Image

Leadership and Chinese language: working together

This National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) resource is a short online video showing how a teacher of Chinese language in primary school used ICT to promote parent participation in Chinese language learning as well as engaged students and colleagues. Supported by the Leadership team, she introduced ...

Interactive Resource

Chinese writer for iPad

This is an iPad app featuring a free interactive tutorial that shows how to write 25 simplified Chinese characters using basic strokes, starting with a single stroke character and progressing to multistroke characters. Each character is supported by Pinyin, which indicates the tone as a number, as well as a written translation ...


Impact of Web 2.0 technologies in Asian LOTE classrooms: ICT professional development project

This online PDF resource is an evaluation report of the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP) ICT Professional Development Project (ICTPD). This cross-sectoral research project, led by DEECD, trialled the use of Web 2.0 and other forms of ICT in LOTE classrooms for Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese ...

Interactive Resource

Easy Chinese writing

This is an iPad app featuring two free interactive tutorials that show how to write the simplified Chinese characters for some numbers and quantifiers, as well as 17 characters associated with nature. Both tutorials include compound words made from the characters with examples of how they are used in complete sentences. ...