Chinese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Explain the English meanings of Chinese words and simple phrases heard or seen in everyday social contexts

[Key concept: belonging; Key processes: translating, moving between]

 (ACLCHC119)

Elaborations
  • discussing Chinese words or expressions that appear to have no equivalent in English, for example, 不要客气,快吃吧
  • stating the English equivalent of common Chinese expressions, for example, 对不起, 没关系; 谢谢,不谢
  • discussing meanings of colloquial phrases used on specific occasions (for example, 恭喜发财 to give New Year wishes), and exploring how such sentiments are expressed in English
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Translation (Language),  Chinese languages

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CanUHanyu: play and practise Chinese

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

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Free Chinese essentials by AccelaStudy

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NihongoGo - Google Play app

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Leadership and Chinese language: working together

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Chinese writer for iPad

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Rasa Bahasa - Google Play app

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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 ...

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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. ...