This page provides support for teachers of the Stage 6 Chinese Extension course.
Join us in our virtual statewide staffroom
Our virtual statewide staffroom has over 500 language teachers connecting with each other – asking questions, and sharing ideas and resources. You can also access direct support from the Languages and Culture team and search over 200 teacher-contributed resources for Stages 4-6.
You can access our staffroom through Yammer, the Department of Education's social media platform, under 'My applications' in the portal.
Search for the Languages NSW (7-12) group and then simply join the group.
Sample planning proforma
Our sample planning proforma for Extension (DOCX 70KB) has been designed to support you plan your Stage 6 Extension program for the prescribed text and prescribed issues.
Support materials for the 2020-2024 course prescriptions
Support materials for the 2020-2024 course prescriptions for Chinese (DOCX 4.2MB) – introductory support material for teachers. In order to deliver lessons that are specifically tailored to the needs and interests of their own students, teachers may wish to use excerpts from these materials, in conjunction with their own related activities and texts.
Note: These materials are updated as required so we recommend using the online version, or re-downloading with each use.
Advice for students
HSC examinations in Extension language courses – advice for students (DOCX 94KB) – generic advice to support students of the Extension course to prepare for the oral and written HSC examinations.
NESA's Chinese Extension website includes links to syllabus, course prescriptions, assessment advice and past HSC papers.