Pre –U Chinese

Examining Body:

Cambridge

Overview of the course:  

Students will develop skills to:

  • Understand and respond to texts written in the target language and to spoken material.
  • Manipulate the target language accurately in spoken and written forms to demonstrate a capacity to choose appropriate examples of lexis and structures.
  • Select information and present it in Mandarin Chinese and in English, organising arguments and ideas logically.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of aspects of Chinese society.

Course Details 

Full course

1) speaking (prepared topic and general conversation)

2) listening, reading and translating (Dictionary can be used in the exam)

3) writing and usage (Dictionary can be used in the exam)

4) Chinese cultural paper (Answer in English)  

 

Short course

1) speaking (prepared topic and general conversation)

4) Chinese cultural paper (Answer in English)  

Assessment:

End of topic assessment will be carried out in the end of every term. This is a two year course and final exams will be taken in the end of year 13. Speaking exam will happen between March and May. And other exams will happen between May and June.

Possible Career Paths 

Chinese language and cultural skills are highly desirable in many job sectors, including travel, tourism, transport, distribution, importing and exporting services, finance, banking, marketing, sales, public relations and advertising. You also can find jobs in central and local governments, educational institutions at all levels, media, publishing and entertainment companies, library and information services, and museums.