“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”― Benjamin Franklin

Mandarin Language Lesson Teaching Philosophy 

The school has chosen to use the Communicative Approach in all class levels. This approach emphasizes interaction as both the means and the ultimate goal of study.

Homework 

Although the amount of homework set depends on an individual teacher’s own policy, school policy is that all children from Years 1 to 12 will have some homework set for them during the week. The amount will vary depending on the child’s age.

Students should know exactly what is required of them before they leave school and have sufficient personal pride to want to complete the assignment. Parents are encouraged to check their child’s homework regularly.

Syllabus 

Classes are split according to ability and age.

  • In playgroup, there is structured play to have a fun introduction to the Mandarin Language.
  • In Kindergarten, there is an interactive electronic book console as well as the textbook 《描描写写学汉语》1.
  • In Pre-Primary, there is the textbooks 《描描写写学汉语》 2,3, 4 and a writing book.
  • From Years 1 – 4, they use the textbook 《中文》. These textbooks will be progressively implemented throughout the school, replacing the current textbooks below.
  • From Years 5 – 10, they use the textbooks “Han Yu”, “Zhong Wen” and “Shuo Hua” by China Jie Nan University. This age group also has the option of attending their respective year’s cultural class, where the emphasis is on conversational skills only.
  • From Years 11-12, the teacher will distribute the materials.
  • For Adult Classes, they use the reference books《当代中文》《博雅汉语》 《标准中文》.

In all years, teachers also provide complementary materials designed to cater for the standard of the classes, in order to help with the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Assessment Guidelines 

All students are monitored and assessed by their class teacher from the start to the end of the school year. The school has designed assessment guides specific to the different levels of classes. These assessment guides and criteria are reflected in the report card that each student.

For Kindy to Year 1, students are assessed based on their participation in class activities, speaking and writing.

For years 2 to 10, students are assessed based on their on-going marks (40%), reading, writing and their formal examination at the end of each half year semester, after which a report card and portfolio of work is issued to the parents. On-going marks are obtained by class attendance and doing term homework, holiday homework, class tests, and new word dictations etc.

For years 11-12, students are assessed as students in years 2 to 10 but are also expected to undertake the HSK exams. The Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK) 汉语水平考试, is China’s only standardized test of Standard Chinese language proficiency for non-native speakers. The annual test is administered by Hanban at UWA’s Confucius Institute in Crawley. There are 6 HSK levels and each level has a listening, reading, writing and oral component.

ABSENTEEISM is an assessment criterion in all classes, as well as for deciding which students receive awards.

See Enrolments to find out more or please email ChineseSchool.Leeming@gmail.com or call 0401 686 30 to try out a class for free or to enrol.

“告诉我,我忘了,教我,我可能还记得,包括我和我学习。”-本杰明·富兰克林

教学理念

中华黎明中文学校选择使用交际法(意念法)进行所有的课堂教学。这种教学理念主要的教学方法和目标是希望通过互相交流达到学习语言的目的。

 家庭作业

虽然学生的家庭作业量多少是由每一位老师自己掌握的,学校建议一年级至十二年级的所有学生每个星期都有一定的家庭作业。家庭作业量根据孩子的年龄程度会有不同。

学生在每次放学离开学校之前应该清楚地了解自己的家庭作业,并且有意愿主动完成。我们建议家长可以定期检查孩子的家庭作业完成情况。

教学大纲

学校按照中文水平程度和年龄分班。

  • 学前托儿班:通过系统的“玩”向学生快乐地介绍中文学习。
  • 幼儿园班:使用多媒体电子教学。
  • 学前班:使用教材《描描写写学汉语》。
  • 一年级至三年级:使用系列教材《中文》。
  • 五年级至十年级:使用系列教材《汉语》和《说话》。
  • 成人班:老师根据班级学生的程度选择合适的中文教材。

所有班级的老师都应当根据学生的程度需要和不同,提供教材以外的学习内容,帮助提高学习能力,加强学生的听说读写。

学习成就标准

二年级至十年级的班级的学生在每年的最后一个学期会有一次正式的笔试考试,考试后家长会收到学生相应的成绩单和学习情况反馈。

十一年级至十二年级的学生需要参加HSK考试。Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì,汉语水平考试,是中国唯一考察非汉语母语学生的标准考试。该考试是由汉办(非政府部门,与中国教育部联合)主办,学生每年在西澳大学的孔子学院参加考试。汉语水平考试一共有六个水平阶层,每个水平阶层有对应的听、说、读和写的考试内容。

学生在顺利完成六年级和十二年级(十一年级)的学习后,会收到学校颁发的毕业证书。

老师会通过课堂参与、家庭作业、假期作业、课堂测验和听写等方面记录学生的平时成绩。学生的缺席可以直接影响到学生的平时成绩,以及最后的学习奖项颁发。