Language studies provide opportunities for students to develop positive attitudes towards the learning of another language as well as increasing the students' knowledge and appreciation of their own language.
At Mount Rogers Primary School students will be learning Mandarin. The content of our Chinese course will be learning Chinese language as well as Chinese culture. In our Chinese cultural learning lessons, an introduction will be given related to Chinese people, customs, food, festivals, Chinese geography, history, stories and legends. In our Mandarin learning lessons, students will work on four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will learn the tones, pronunciation, Pinyin (Chinese spelling) and Chinese simplified characters. Some useful phrases, vocabulary, sentences and conversations in Chinese will be introduced in progression. Various themes and topics will be taught throughout the year.insert div