Chinese / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Translating

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify common Chinese characters and words in Pinyin using contextual cues

[Key concepts: self, family, home, routines; Key processes: interpreting, analysing, copying, tracing, shaping]


  • experimenting with using high-frequency Chinese sounds to transcribe simple common words into Pinyin, such as
  • developing a class list of contextual cues such as images, text structure and other features that would help with understanding meaning
  • typing known or given list of Pinyin words into an online dictionary to turn the Pinyin into characters to express good wishes, such as ‘Happy birthday’ (zhὺ nĭ shēng rì kuài le◊ 祝你生日快乐!)
  • using flashcards to indicate likes and dislikes, for example, 喜欢 / 不喜欢
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

Chinese languages,  Chinese characters,  Pinyin

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