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Highbury Primary School Highbury Primary School

Chinese - Mandarin

Chinese (Mandarin) is offered as a Second Language Programme and the general aim of the program is to facilitate students to develop intercultural awareness and communicate fluently and effectively in Chinese in a real context. All students participate in this program with weekly lessons.

The programme is designed to:

  • Develop students’ abilities of listening, reading, writing and speaking.
  • Build up students’ confidence in learning and using Chinese.
  • Cater for students R-7 with learning the joy of learning a language.
  • Explore the basic, age-appropriate, familiar and practical themes, e.g. family, daily greeting, hobbies, feelings and emotions, colours, animals etc.
  • Integrate other subject areas and a wide range of hands-on activities, e.g. songs, drama, dances, rhymes and games.

In Chinese, students also participate in special cultural events, e.g. Chinese Culture Week, Moon Lantern Festival, Chinatown excursion etc.