Chinese / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise the tone-syllable nature of the spoken language, discriminate use of tones, rhythm, and sound flow in interactions, and use Pinyin to support learning the spoken language (ACLCHU090)

Elaborations
  • exploring key features of Chinese phonology, examining the range of sounds and recognising how spoken syllables and tones are represented in Pinyin, by spelling words in Pinyin, or reading aloud words and sentences in Pinyin with attention to pronunciation, tone and phrasing
  • differentiating between sounds and tones when listening to or producing spoken Chinese, for example, distinguishing between 我买 / 我卖东西, or between (zhuang) and (zhuan)
  • recognising and discriminating between homonyms in Chinese (for example, shì — and ), relying on context to assist understanding, and differentiating syllables with different tones, for example, shì () and shí ()
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Intonation,  Chinese languages,  Pinyin

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