The public consultation as part of the early insights review of the junior cycle Chinese Language and Culture specification is now open.
This 100 hour course in Chinese Language and Culture introduces students to the language and culture of China. It provides students with a learning base in Mandarin Chinese which they can build in the future. They also learn about China and they understand and experience many aspects of Chinese culture which are essential to communicate effectively in Chinese.
There are four strands: Myself, my family and friends, Out and about in public places, Education and school, Chinese and young global citizens.
The learning outcomes provide a clear focus for student learning as well as teacher planning. These will also be supported by language exponents setting out the new words and characters that need to be learned for each strand.