Expectations for Students/Learning outcomes

Strand 1: Myself, my family and my friends

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Personal greetings, showing awareness of conventions
  1. 1.1

    understand and exchange simple greetings

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  2. 1.2

    use Chinese names and titles appropriately

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  3. 1.3

    write their own name in Chinese characters

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  4. 1.4

    send simple messages using pinyin

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2. Exchanging certain personal information
  1. 1.5

    share information about age and birthday

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  2. 1.6

    understand and use basic numbers

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  3. 1.7

    appreciate the cultural significance of numbers in Chinese*

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  4. 1.8

    say and recognise own Zodiac sign*

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3. Interests and hobbies
  1. 1.9

    understand someone talking about hobbies

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  2. 1.10

    talk (like/dislike) about hobbies and interests

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  3. 1.11

    appreciate the cultural significance of colours in China*

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4. Sharing information about home and family life
  1. 1.12

    draw a sample Chinese family tree*

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  2. 1.13

    understand and talk about daily life in China/at home

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  3. 1.14

    compare some food customs in China/at home*

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  4. 1.15

    use digital media to access and share information

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Strand 2: Out and about in public places

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Getting around in china
  1. 2.1

    ask for and understand directions

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  2. 2.2

    mark some famous Chinese cities and places on a map*

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  3. 2.3

    understand and ask for simple information about the weather

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2. Celebrating chinese culture
  1. 2.4

    research well-known Chinese New Year customs*

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  2. 2.5

    interpret some simple information about Chinese New Year

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  3. 2.6

    organise a spring festival in their classroom/school*

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  4. 2.7

    perform a Chinese song/poem/dance

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3. Going shopping
  1. 2.8

    compare teenage ‘must haves’ in China and their own  country*

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  2. 2.9

    understand and talk about sizes and prices of some items

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  3. 2.10

    role-play a shopping event using Chinese currency

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  4. 2.11

    create images of typical Chinese street markets and shops*

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4. Going out for a chinese meal
  1. 2.12

    understand and respond to greetings in a restaurant

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  2. 2.13

    design a typical Chinese restaurant using digital media

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  3. 2.14

    recognise some Chinese dishes on a restaurant menu

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  4. 2.15

    say which dishes they want to order

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Strand 3: Education and school

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Going to school in china
  1. 3.1

    understand and use classroom language in Chinese

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  2. 3.2

    address school staff appropriately*

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  3. 3.3

    talk about subjects studied in Chinese and Irish schools

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2. A typical school day
  1. 3.4

    compare daily timetables in Chinese and Irish schools*

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  2. 3.5

    ask and tell the time

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  3. 3.6

    talk about homework in China and Ireland

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3. Out of class time
  1. 3.7

    understand  someone talking about free time

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  2. 3.8

    ask about  student free-time activities in China

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4. Social and other media
  1. 3.9

    learn about how young Chinese use the internet  in  China*

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  2. 3.10

    create a group for a Chinese social network*

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  3. 3.11

    set up online links to talk in Chinese*

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Strand 4: Chinese and young global citizens

Students learn about

Students should be able to

1. Chinese language and culture in the wider world
  1. 4.1

    show where Chinese is widely spoken using a world map*

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  2. 4.2

    indicate which languages are spoken in China*

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  3. 4.3

    compare Chinese and another East Asian language*

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2. Learning languages
  1. 4.4

    indicate which languages they can speak

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  2. 4.5

    show what they ‘can say and do’ in different Chinese  language skills

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  3. 4.6

    share experiences of learning different languages  including Chinese*

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3. Chinese people in the world
  1. 4.7

    research famous Chinese people and/or events*

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  2. 4.8

    introduce a Chinese person/family to the class

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  3. 4.9

    organise a Chinese cultural event

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  4. 4.10

    describe a China-Ireland project, e.g. all-China gaelic games*

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4. Chinese inventions and innovations
  1. 4.11

    describe a well-known Chinese invention*

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  2. 4.12

    present a short project on a Chinese initiative of their choice, e.g. saving the Giant Panda*

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