Chinese / Year 3 and 4 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise the tone-syllable nature of spoken language, and compare Chinese and English sounds (ACLCHU026)

  • explaining the use of Pinyin as a learning tool to reflect the sound of Chinese spoken language, and recognising sounds associated with individual letters and syllables, differentiating, for example, qī , piě, rán and qù from English sounds for such letters and syllables
  • listening to and viewing simple conversational exchanges, recognising tone-syllables and experiencing the differences between Chinese and English intonation
  • recognising when and why some tones are not expressed in some contexts, for example, repetition of syllables in ‘Mama’, neutral tone on second syllable
  • listening to and reading out loud a nursery rhyme with strong Chinese prosodic features such as 《小老鼠,上灯台》
  • engaging in activities to raise tonal awareness, such as competing with classmates to read a tongue twister (妈妈骂马) and using hand gestures to help pronounce different tones
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Syllables,  Intonation,  Chinese languages

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