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Resources including scope and sequences, units and assessment tasks to help you plan, program and assess Chinese 7 to 10.

The Modern Languages K–10 Syllabus (2022) will replace the existing Chinese K–10 Syllabus (2017) from 2024.

In 2023, teachers engage with the Modern Languages K–10 Syllabus (2022), and plan and prepare for implementation of the new curriculum.

In 2024, implementation commences in schools, with:

  • K–6
  • 7–10 mandatory 100 hour courses
  • new 100 and 200 hour elective courses.

Classes which commence a 100 hour or 200 hour elective course in 2023 should continue to use the existing language-specific syllabus until the end of 2024.

Modern Languages K–10 Syllabus – support for Chinese (2022)

Scope and sequences and sample units.

Stage 4

This 10-week (25-hour) unit introduces students to Chinese language and culture in the context of meeting people. Students will develop the language skills and intercultural capability to share information about themselves and others, including name, nationality, age, birthday and basic likes and dislikes. Students will develop their pronunciation with tones and learn about the features of Chinese script, exploring techniques to recognise, write and remember Hanzi.

Stage 5

This 10-week (25-hour) unit introduces students to leisure activities, hobbies, seasonal activities and Chinese leisure culture. Students will develop the language skills and intercultural capability to express their favourite hobbies, respond to other people’s preferences and extend an invitation to participate in a sport or hobby together. Students will explore leisure activities more common in China than Australia, and examine how seasons may influence recreational pursuits.

Support for Chinese K–10 Syllabus (2017)

The Chinese K–10 syllabus (2017) was developed using the Languages K–10 Framework. As all K to 10 language syllabuses (2017 and later) are underpinned by this framework, teachers should view resources across all languages to access a broader range of sample scope and sequences, unit starters and assessment tasks.

For advice on how to develop your own programming documents, visit our Planning, programming and assessing languages 7 –10 webpage.

Modify the documents to suit your context, including the needs of your students.

This resource can be adapted to any language.

This resource can be adapted to any language.

Interactive resource

  • Go Hanyu! for Stages 4 to 6 a series of videos with supporting activities.
  • Quirky comics – a series of entertaining video texts that support language learning.

NESA resources

Chinese K–10 Syllabus (2017) (NESA) page includes a range of support materials to support the Chinese K–10 Syllabus, such as sample scope and sequence documents and sample units of work under 'Support materials'.

Category:

  • Teaching and learning

Topics:

  • High school

Business Unit:

  • Curriculum and Reform
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