LOTE: Chinese

LOTE: Chinese

LOTE

The Chinese Language program taught in Deer Park West Primary School is the official standard language of the country—Mandarin—the common, shared, language spoken by everyone in China.

 

Students in Deer Park West Primary are offered the opportunity to communicate in Chinese for a variety of purposes and to develop and extend their awareness, knowledge and understanding of the interrelationship between language and culture.

 

During Chinese classes, students extend and fully integrate both written and spoken Mandarin language and culture through a number of curriculum areas. For example, students identify common Chinese written characters and words by using basic stroke orders. Students also learn about the significant celebrations and festivals of China (including Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival) through stories, songs, legends, poems and food making lessons.