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We believe that learning and practising a foreign language is not only very satisfying in itself, but once you have it, linguistic power opens up a whole world of opportunities and experiences for you. Travel really does expand your mind and if you can visit the country and communicate with people in their own language, you'll not only encounter more friendliness and courtesy, but you also end up with a far greater understanding of other countries. Ultimately, we aim for you not only to become functional, successful linguists, but to relish a real interest and enthusiasm for other cultures. We want no Colyton student to discover that their world is limited by their language. 

 

Acquiring a language is not only an intellectual exercise: it's also practical and we try to ensure that almost all lessons have some practical activity. We’re always trying out games and communicative exercises so that you get the skills and confidence as well as the knowledge to make you a successful, functioning linguist. We try to strike the right balance between listening, reading, speaking and writing over a sequence of lessons and we love to use lots of different technology. 

What we do

Learning Mandarin or any other language enhances your employment and mobility prospects in a variety of career choices, whether you want to work in business, tourism, the media, fashion or world-class football. If working abroad or traveling for work is one of your career goals, learning how to speak Mandarin fluently will help you get there. In an increasingly global market, being bilingual will help you speak with international clients, negotiate business deals abroad, and collaborate with experts across the globe.        

It will also enable you to travel to China, developing your cultural knowledge and understanding and fostering transferable skills such as confidence, communication, problem solving and creativity. 

In Mandarin, you will continue to learn characters and further your knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture   

Learning Mandarin or any other language enhances your employment and mobility prospects in a variety of career choices, whether you want to work in business, tourism, the media, fashion or world-class football. If working abroad or traveling for work is one of your career goals, learning how to speak Mandarin fluently will help you get there. In an increasingly global market, being bilingual will help you speak with international clients, negotiate business deals abroad, and collaborate with experts across the globe.        

 

Lower Years Mandarin

 

Yr7 Mandarin 

Yr8 Mandarin 

Autumn 
Term 

Numbers 

Age 

Greetings 

Strokes and Tones 

 

Family 

Pets 

Birthday 

Holidays 

Weather 

Trip 

 

Me, Myself 

Physical descriptions 

Clothes and colours 

Daily Routine 

 

Spring 
Term 

Hobbies 

Opinions 

Sports 

My Week 

 

 

School subjects 

School day 

Telling the time 

Nationality  

Town and Region 

Weekend plans 

House 

Jobs  

Future Career 

 

Shopping 

Supermarket 

Online 

 

Summer 
Term 

Food and drinks 

Likes and dislikes 

Daily Routine 

Chinese Food and festival 

Ordering food 

Seasons 

Directions 

Visit to China 

Tourist information 

Souvenirs 

Chinese Festivals 

Middle Years (Y9-11) Mandarin

The three broad themes studied are at GCSE:

· Identity and culture

· Local, national, international and global areas of interest

· Current and future study and employment