Languages

CHINESE (Mandarin) SEMESTER ONE 2019

Foundation students covered topics including greetings and basic self-introductions such as name and age. They expressed gratitude such as thanks and farewells, and explored vocabulary related to feelings, family members, songs and rhymes with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Classroom activities included games, craftworks, singing and celebrations of the Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 1 students covered topics including their like/dislike of colours, greetings, self-introductions and feelings in Chinese with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Classroom activities included games, competitions, craftworks, singing and celebrations of the Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 2 students covered topics including fruits, classroom instructions, greetings and self-introductions through structured conversations/sentences with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Classroom activities included games, competitions, craftworks, reciting a rhyme, telling a story about fruits, and celebrations of the Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 3 students learned a part of the story ‘Little Chicken’ with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Chinese second language learners and Chinese background language learners showed their understanding of nursery rhymes at their own level, focusing on the features of language such as repetition and line-final rhyme. Classroom activities included games, craftworks and celebrations of the Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 4 students learned a part of the story ‘A Little Cat Looking for a Home’ to build on their vocabulary about animals, actions, feelings and family members with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Chinese second language learners and Chinese background language learners showed their understanding at their own level through completing a specific set of listening, speaking and reading tasks. Classroom activities included games, craftworks and celebrations of the Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 5 Chinese second language learners learned a part of the story ‘How Do I Get There?’ to build on their vocabulary about identity, location and transportation with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Chinese background language learners explored a Chinese idiomatic story, discussing its intended meaning and comparing similar values, morals and beliefs conveyed through this story across Chinese and English cultures. Classroom activities included games, craftworks and celebrations of the Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

Year 6 Chinese second language learners learned a part of the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’ to build on their vocabulary about hobbies in Chinese with the help of AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) gestures. Chinese background language learners explored a Chinese idiomatic story, discussed its intended meaning and compared similar values, morals and beliefs conveyed through this story across Chinese and English cultures. Classroom activities included games, craftworks and celebrations of the Chinese New Year and the Dragon Boat Festival.

 

                              

                                                                                                         

 

FRENCH  Years  5 and 6

Students are introduced to the French language in Year 5 and 6. During the first semester, students will learn the alphabet, the numbers  0 – 100, and prepositions. There is a strong emphasis on learning verbs and pronouns to help develop their understanding of the language. Students will learn about the language associated with introducing and describing family members, as part of their Semester one assessment task.

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

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