Chinese (students complete Chinese or Music or the other 4 subjects)
This transition unit covers both Chinese Culture and Language.
There are a total of 14 topics that can be studied. It is not envisaged that all topics would be studied. Rather after the introduction is taught, topics will then be chosen for study that meets students’ interests and needs.
To enhance the learning experience, each lesson will introduce students to some Chinese language.
1. General Introduction
8. Food and Tea
13. Traditional Chinese Medicine
14. Student Life in China
Students will be encouraged to learn a small number of words and phrases related to each topic. The language learning opportunities are embedded within each topic.
Aims & Objectives
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
Students will research a topic and build a portfolio on aspects of Chinese culture which interests them and will be asked to present it to their classmates.
Students will be encouraged to integrate the topics with different curriculum areas and compare them with Irish culture.