Education Perfect Senior Chinese Syllabus

Education Perfect works to align our Chinese content with the syllabus of each state.

New South Wales: Beginners Stage 6 Syllabus

Languages aligned to the Chinese Beginners stage 6 Syllabus

Topic/Theme

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Family life, home and neighbourhood
  • Beginner Unit 2: Family and Pets
  • Beginner Unit 10: My House
  • Intermediate Unit 2: My City
  • Intermediate Unit 4: Giving Directions
  • Intermediate Unit 8: Daily Routine
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community
People, places and communities
  • Beginner Unit 2: Family and Pets
  • Beginner Unit 5: Countries and Nationalities
  • Beginner Unit 7: Describing People
  • Beginner Unit 10: My House
  • Intermediate Unit 2: My City
  • Intermediate Unit 4: Giving Directions
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community
Education and work
  • Beginner Unit 3: The Classroom
  • Beginner Unit 8: School Subjects
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China
Friends, recreation and pastimes
  • Beginner Unit 9: Leisure Activities
  • Intermediate Unit 6: Party Time
  • Intermediate Unit 7: Organising an Outing with Friends
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World
  • Advanced Unit 5: Entertainment
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology
Holidays, travel and tourism
  • Intermediate Unit 5: Going on Holiday
  • Intermediate Unit 10: Past Holidays
  • Advanced Unit 3: Transportation
Future plans and aspirations
  • Advanced Unit 1: Future Plans

New South Wales: Continuers Stage 6 Syllabus

Languages aligned to the Chinese Continuers stage 6 Syllabus

Topic/Theme

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The individual

Personal identity

For example:
  • Appearance and personality
  • Family, friends and relationships
  • Home and neighbourhood
  • Daily routine 
  • Beginner Unit 7: Describing People
  • Intermediate Unit 2: Fashion and Shopping for Clothes
  • Intermediate Unit 8: Daily Routine
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community 
Education and aspirations:

For example:
  • School life, facilities, rules and routine
  • Study habits
  • Subjects and exams
  • Further education and future plans
  • Advanced Unit 1: Future Plans
Recreation and leisure:

For example,
  • Sport, interests
  • Shopping, eating out and entertainment 
  • Parties
  • Beginner Unit 9: Leisure Activities
  • Intermediate Unit 2: Fashion and Shopping for Clothes
  • Intermediate Unit 6: Party Time
  • Intermediate Unit 7: Organising an Outing with Friends
  • Advanced Unit 5: Entertainment
  • Advanced Current Events: 2018 PyeongChang Olympics 
Travel experiences:

For example,
  • Holidays and sightseeing
  •  Travel plans and requirements
  • Transport and accommodation
  • Intermediate Unit 5: Going on a Holiday
  • Intermediate Unit 10: Past Holidays 
  • Advanced Unit 3: Transportation
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China

The Chinese speaking communities 

History and culture:

For example,
  • Tradition and beliefs  
  • Festivals and customs 
  • Legends and fables 
  • Famous people 
  • Places of interest in China and Asia
  • Intermediate Unit 3: My City
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community 
  • Advanced Unit 6: Chinese Legends
Lifestyles:

For example,
  • Food types and cuisine
  • Entertainment 
  • Urban and rural life 
  • Daily life 
  • Education 
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World
  • Advanced Unit 5: Entertainment
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China 
  • Advanced Unit 9: Chinese Cuisine 

The changing world

Youth issues:

For example,
  • Technology in daily life 
  • Environment
  • Social life
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology 
  • Advanced Unit 10: Environment 
The world of work:

For example,
  • Careers and occupations 
  • Casual work
  • Advanced Unit 1: Future Plans

Tourism and hospitality:

For example,
  • Cross-cultural perspectives
  • Tourism in Australia and Chinese speaking communities
  • Interaction with visitors in Australia
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology 
  • Advanced Unit 10: Environment
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China
  • Advanced Current Events: 2018 PyeongChang Olympics
  • More resources being developed

Queensland: Chinese Senior Syllabus

Languages aligned to the Queensland Chinese Senior Syllabus 201

Topic/Theme

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My World

Topic one: 

Family/careers and friends

Background Units:
  • Beginner Unit 2: Family and Pets
  • Beginner Unit 7: Describing People
  • Intermediate Unit 8: Daily Routine

Advanced Level Units:

  • Advanced Unit 1: Future Plans
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World 
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China 
Topic two:
Lifestyle and leisure
Backgrounds Units:
  • Beginner Unit 9: Leisure Activities
  • Intermediate Unit 6: Party Time 
  • Intermediate Unit 7: Making Plans 

Advanced Level Units:

  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China
Topic three:
Education 
Background Units:
  • Beginner Unit 8: School Subjects

Advanced Level Units:

  • Advanced Unit 1: Future Plans
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China

Exploring our World

Topic one:

Travel 

Background Units:
  • Intermediate Unit 5: Going on Holiday
  • Intermediate Unit 10: Past Holidays

Advanced Level Units

  • Advanced Unit 3: Transportation
Topic two:
Technology and media 
  • Advanced Unit 5: Entertainment 
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology
Topic three: 
The contribution of Chinese culture to the world 
  • Advanced Unit 6: Chinese Legends

Our Society

Topic one:

Roles and relationships
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community
  • Advanced Unit 10: Environment 
Topic two:
Socialising and connecting with my peers 
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World 
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community 
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology
Topic three:
Individuals in society
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community 

My Future

Topic one:
Finishing secondary school, plans and reflections
  • Advanced Unit 1: Future Plan 

Topic two:

Responsibilities and moving on:

  • Advanced Unit 1: Future Plan

Victoria: VCE Chinese Study Design (2017/18-2021)

Languages aligned to the Victorian Certificate of Education Chinese Study Design (2017/18-2021)

Topic/Theme

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Unit 1

Chinese family culture, filial relationships and education

  • Features of family relationships in China
  • The concept of filial piety
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World 
  • Advanced Unit 4: Community
Family and school life 

  • The Chinese extended family 
  • Naming practices in Chinese families 
  • The education system in China
  • Aspects of school life and daily routines in China and associated cultural values
  • Beginner Unit 8: School Subjects
  • Intermediate Unit 8: Daily Routine
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World 
  • Advanced Unit 4: Community
  • Advanced Unit 9: Chinese Cuisine
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China

Unit 2

Chinese myths and legends, Chinese art

  • Chinese mythology and legends in contemporary culture
  • Chinese New Year, the dragon symbol and the Lantern festival
  • The legendary emperors Qin Shi Huang and Qianlong and the deities Guan Gong (God of Fortune) and Mazu (the Sea Goddess)
  • Chinese art forms such as:
    • Brush and ink painting and calligraphy
    • Contemporary visual art in China 
    • Painting and ceramics
  • Intermediate Unit 2: Fashion and Shopping for Clothes 
  • Advanced Unit 6: Chinese Legends
  • More resources being developed
Travel experience, geography

  • Aspects of tourism in China
  • Facets of transport and accommodation in China 
  • Regional differences in China
  • Linguistic structures related to asking for or giving assistance
  • Geographical features of China
  • Regional differences in China
  • Appropriate non-verbal forms of communication, such as gestures and eye contact.
  • Intermediate Unit 3: My City
  • Intermediate Unit 4: Giving Directions 
  • Intermediate Unit 5: Going on a Holiday
  • Intermediate Unit 10: Past Holidays
  • Advanced Unit 3: Transportation
  • More resources being developed

Unit 3

Chinese philosophies and aspects of culture

  • The belief systems of two of the following three philosophies: Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism 
  • The significance of either Confucianism, Daoism or Buddhism in shaping contemporary China
  • The significance of Guanxi in contemporary China
Resources still being developed 
Leisure, lifestyles, entertainment

  • Popular leisure activities in China
  • Major sporting events in China
  • Young people’s entertainment in China 
  • Chinese food culture
  • Changes in youth culture and relationships
  • Beginner Unit 9: Leisure Activities
  • Intermediate Unit 6: Party Time 
  • Intermediate Unit 7: Organising an Outing with Friends
  • Advanced Unit 5: Entertainment
  • Advanced Current Events: 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

Unit 4

Contemporary Chinese social values

  • Technological change in China
  • Social and political change in China
  • Contemporary Chinese cultural values
  • The role of China in the global economy
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China
  • Advanced Unit 10: Environment 

Youth issues, world of work

  •  The world of work for young people in China
  • Work skills and gaining employment
  • Further education and training
  • Future plans
  • The meaning of balanced study, leisure and work
  • Gaining employment
  • Occupations of the future
  • Job interviews
  • Job advertisements online
  • Advanced Unit 1: Future Plans
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China
  • More resources being developed

Western Australia: French ATAR Course Year 11

Languages aligned to the Chinese ATAR course: Year 11 syllabus

Topic/Theme

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Unit 1: 青少年 (Teenagers)

Having fun:

(The individual)
Students reflect on their favorite activities: sports, going out, and socializing.
  • Beginner Unit 9: Leisure Activities
  • Intermediate Unit 6: Party Time 
  • Intermediate Unit 7: Organising an Outing with Friends 
Student’s daily life:

(The Chinese-speaking communities)
Students explore the daily routines of young Chinese speakers: school, interests, and social activities.
  • Intermediate Unit 8: Daily Routine 
  • Advanced Unit 5: Entertainment 
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology 
Technology and leisure:

(The changing world)
Students consider the impact of technology on the lives of young people around the world. .
  • Advanced Unit 3: Transportation 
  • Advanced Unit 5: Entertainment 
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology 

Unit 2: 我们去旅行吧! (Travel – let’s go)

Tales of travel:

(The individual)
Students reflect on their own travel experiences and plans and discuss what is essential when planning a trip and travelling at home and/or abroad.
  • Intermediate Unit 4: Giving Directions
  • Intermediate Unit 5: Going on a Holiday
  • Intermediate Unit 10: Past Holidays
  • Advanced Unit 3: Transportation
Western Australia as a travel destination:

(The Chinese-speaking communities)
Students explore Western Australia as a destination for Chinese-speaking travelers and discuss how they would prepare a Chinese speaker for a trip to Western Australia.
  • Intermediate Unit 3: My City
  • Intermediate Unit 5: Going on a Holiday
  • Intermediate Unit 10: Past Holidays 
China as a travel destination:

(The changing world)
Students consider China as a tourist destination.
  • Intermediate Unit 3: My City
  • Intermediate Unit 5: Going on a Holiday 
  • Advanced Unit 8: Chinese Language and Studying in China
  • Advanced Unit 3: Transportation

Western Australia: French ATAR Course Year 12

Languages aligned to the Chinese ATAR course: Year 12 syllabus (2019)

Topic/Theme

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Unit 3: 目前情况 (Here and now)

Relationships:

(The individual)
Students reflect on the different relationships in their lives
  • Advanced Unit 2: My World
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community
  • Advanced Unit 9: Chinese Cuisine 
Celebrations and traditions:

(The Chinese-speaking communities)
Students explore major celebrations, traditions and festivals in Chinese communities.
  • Intermediate Unit 1: Ordering and Buying Food 
  • Intermediate Unit 6: Party Time
  • Advanced Unit 4: My Community
Communicating in a modern world:

(The changing world)
Students consider how the internet, mobiles, social networking and other technologies are used in building and maintaining relationships.
  • Advanced Unit 5: Entertainment
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology

Unit 4: 有什么打算? (What next?)

Reflecting on my life and planning my future:

(The individual)
Students reflect on their final year at school and their plans for the future: further education, employment and travel.
  • Advanced Unit 1: Future Plans
The environment:

(The Chinese-speaking communities)
Students explore current issues in relation to the environment in Chinese-speaking communities.
  • Advanced Unit 10: Environment 
Current issues:

(The changing world)
Students consider issues in the changing world relevant to them.
  • Advanced Unit 7: Technology 
  • Advanced Unit 10: Environment
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