Chinese / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Language variation and change

Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise diversity in Chinese language use within different communities and regions, such as dialects, and local languages and character systems (ACLCHU094)

  • exploring ways Chinese language use is fostered among local communities and the use of Chinese in local media such as community radio, TV, newspapers and magazines
  • identifying examples of Chinese language used in commercial shop signs, advertisements, food and product packaging, and public notices in local areas, and exploring diversity in Chinese character texts by viewing texts containing diverse styles and fonts, including calligraphy scripts, handwriting and digital fonts
  • exploring the range and distinctiveness of different dialects in Chinese-speaking communities, including those dialects regularly used in the local community
  • knowing that China‚Äôs minority nationalities have their own languages and exploring the issues in language maintenance in such contexts
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Dialects,  Chinese languages

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