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 Warrnambool West 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. Children learn conversational as well as simple written Chinese and participate in various Chinese cultural activities, often performing Chinese language plays and songs for the school and the wider community. Some useful phrases, vocabulary, sentences and conversations in Chinese will be introduced in progression. Various themes and topics will be taught throughout the year.
We are very excited to have Mrs Anna Chan as our Chinese language teacher.