Mandarin (Chinese) is taught through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Learning Italian is encouraged through the following mediums – stories, games, drama, poetry, art and craft, vocabulary activities, hand gestures and technology.
Students learn to communicate in Mandarin for many purposes and in many contexts. In learning to use the language effectively, students develop an understanding of the cultural contexts in which the language is used, as well as the practices and traditions of the Chinese culture.
Students develop an understanding of the way language works (its structure, the role it plays, and its effects), which they can apply to other languages, including English.