Learning - LOTE

(Languages other than English)

Learning another language provides students with the skills and opportunity to participate as global citizens. 

Students participate in the Mandarin language program. 

The LOTE program endeavours to provide students not only with language skills, but also a cultural awareness of the Chinese speaking community, and the skills and knowledge of how to learn a language. 

Students explore language structures and cultural similarities and differences between China and Australia through a variety of collaborative tasks. They develop basic conversational skills through role plays, short stories, songs and activities.

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, and poems.  

 

Everyday Mandarin - měirì hànyǔ  每日汉语

 

Counting to 20 in Mandarin

1        yī

11    十一    shí yī

2        èr

12    十二    shí èr

3        sān

13    十三    shí sān

4        sì

14    十四    shí sì

5        wǔ

15    十五    shí wǔ

6        liù

16    十六    shí liù

7        qī

17    十七    shí qī

8        bā

18    十八    shí bā

9        jiǔ

19    十九    shí jiǔ

10        shí

20    二十    èr shí

Verbs 

Listen

tīng  

Say

shuō  

Read

dú  

Write

xiě  

Eat

chī  

Drink

hē  

Social

Me

wǒ  

We/Us

women  

You

nǐ  

You (plural)

nǐmen  

He

tā  

She

tā  

Them/They

tāmen  

Hello

nǐhǎo  你好

Goodbye

zàijiàn  

Thank you 

xièxie  谢谢

You're welcome

bù kèqi  不客气

Sorry

duìbuqí  不起

Don't mention it

méi guānxi  没关系

Please

qǐng