Chinese (Background Speakers)

Why should I study Chinese (Background Speakers)?

As we know, Chinese is spoken by over 13 billion people in China and is the major language of communication in Taiwan and Singapore, and it is widely used by Chinese communities throughout the Asia Pacific region, including Australia.

为什么要学习中文?

众所周知,中国有超过13亿人说汉语,是台湾和新加坡的主要交流语言,并且它在包括澳大利亚在内的整个亚太地区被广泛使用.

Chinese (Background Speakers) is designed for students who have a background in the language and who have had more than one year’s education in a country where the language is spoken.

11年级和12年级的中文(背景课程)课程专为具有语言背景并且在使用该语言的国家/地区接受过1年以上教育的学生而设计。

Where does Chinese (Background Speakers) lead?

The study of Chinese gives access to an important cultural and linguistic heritage. Studying Chinese can also provide a pathway for students into post-secondary options. These options may include employment in the domestic or international economy in areas such as tourism, technology, finance, services and business.

此外,汉语学习使人们获得了重要的文化和语言遗产。学习汉语还可以为学生提供进入大专课程的途径。这些选择可能包括在国内或国际经济中从事旅游,技术,金融,服务和商业等领域的就业。

What work will I do in Chinese (Background Speakers)?

What do other students think about Chinese (Background Speakers)?

Learning Chinese at Thebarton Senior College allows me to get a better understanding of Chinese language and culture which has been passed down for five thousand years. Through learning the language and culture, I have become more appreciative about values and educational ideas of both countries. In addition, learning Chinese has cultivated my thinking ability in languages – both in Chinese and English. I also have realised that Chinese thinking is different from English thinking.

Emily

By learning Chinese, I believe that I will have a better understanding about how to use Chinese to communicate with Chinese people in Australia and learn about Chinese culture. Learning Chinese can also give me an opportunity to get a better job in the future.

Nassarin

As a student who has been studying Chinese at Stage 2, I think learning Chinese has helped me to improve my learning skills in other subjects. As a native speaker, I believe that learning Chinese can enhance my cultural perception of my own culture. Secondly, learning Chinese in Australia also allows me to better understand the differences between Chinese and Western cultures. Learning Chinese has also improved my analytical and evaluation capabilities. I feel my critical thinking skill has been developed for my future study and career.

April

Where can I find more information about Chinese (Background Speakers)?

For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:

Who teaches Chinese (Background Speakers)?

Ying Yao