Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Year 8 Chinese

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 28423772

Recommended Prior Learning


In Year 8 Chinese, learners build on Chinese language skills with new topics with Chinese cultural experience as well as Chinese characters writing.

• Topic 1 Introduction to China, Chinese language and culture.

• Topic 2 Introduction to Pinyin (Chinese spelling system)

• Topic 3 Introduction to the Chinese writing system (Chinese writing system)

• Topic 4 Basic greetings

• Topic 5 Name and nationalities

• Topic 6 Number, age and birthday

Topics Covered: 

- Speaking - Making a video clip.

- Listening, reading & writing – Complete one assessment that tests listening, reading, and writing skills.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Acupuncturist, Naturopath

Course Costs and Equipment

$20 Course Fee for Chinese workbook, exercises book and Chinese cultural activities (Chinese traditional painting, Chinese paper-cutting, etc.)
Device to use for Google Classroom


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.