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Year 8 LOTE




Year 7 Chinese or equivalent.

Unit Description

The course is based on the textbook, Discover China and students study aspects of Chinese culture relevant to the topics. Students:

  • expand their reading and writing of Chinese characters so that they are able to communicate in written Chinese;
  • use spoken Chinese in a variety of situations to discuss where people live, talk about birthdays, go shopping, play sports and give or receive directions;
  • develop skills through a wide range of activities including role play, games, videos, writing and reading tasks;
  • complete a variety of computer tasks including using Chinese word processing software to write in Chinese characters.

Topics covered include:

  • Dates and time.
  • Shopping and clothing.
  • Directions and transport.
  • Travel.


  • Aural and reading comprehension.
  • Cultural projects.
  • Oral tasks.
  • Writing tasks.