To better equip young Australian Chinese and Australian’s from non-Chinese backgrounds to:
Gain a greater understanding of Chinese language within a culturally relevant context.
Assist our students from Chinese backgrounds to develop a positive social identity as a Chinese Australian through the mastering of language and an understanding of their cultural heritage and foster more confident and effective interaction and communication with family, relatives, community, and peers.
For our students from non-Chinese background to master a second language within the context of its history and social and cultural context.
Empower our students to develop as independent learners and be able to identify environments of learning that best suit their needs.
Every student is an individual that learns and achieves at their own pace. Teaching is not a static process. Teachers should be continually challenged/encouraged to assess and reassess the learning environment.
Teachers should actively involve in the update and continual improvement of the program. Effective teaching and learning is active not passive.
Learning languages broadens an individual’s opportunities and academic developments.
- Provides quality programs to Australian Chinese primary school and middle school students (ELC to Year 12) that complement their formal studies and encourage them to master their mother tongue and explore their Chinese cultural heritage, or to grasp Chinese as an additional language to foster multi-cultural and multi-lingual identities.
- Prepares students to better succeed when advancing to more senior formal study.
- Promotes accelerated learning opportunities.
Chinese as a heritage language program & curriculum is developed and refined by our team based on the textbook developed and edited by the Nanyang University appointed by Singapore Curriculum Planning & Development Division Ministry of Education as the national Chinese language textbooks.
This model was adopted after extensive research into best practice approaches and available active pedagogies relating to needs of Chinese students living outside of mainland China.
Focused practice and rich vocabulary enhance topic-based conversations.
Character writing improves fundamental Chinese script recognition.
Students foster critical thinking and confident trial-and-error learning.
Move to learn
Students engage in diverse 'Total Physical Response' language activities.