The Chinese program in Deer Park West for 2019 focus on developing students’ understanding about the role of
language and culture in communication. Students will extend their capacity to communicate and their understanding of the nature of language and culture. The curriculum of Chinese in 2019 aims to ensure that students can understand the importance of learning another language and culture.
During Chinese classes, students extend and fully integrate both written and spoken Mandarin language and culture through a number of curriculum areas. For example, students identify common Chinese written characters and words by using basic stroke orders. Students also learn about the significant celebrations and festivals of China (including Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival) through stories, songs, legends, poems and food making lessons.