At Templestowe Valley Primary School, the Mandarin Program provides learners  with language skills, and also a cultural awareness of the Chinese speaking community.

Mandarin is delivered and practised through a variety of activities:

  • Role-plays
  • Practising their typing, speaking and listening skills with ICT tools
  • Research projects
  • Class discussions
  • Real-life language texts analysis
  • Language competitions
  • Singing songs and dances
  • Chants
  • Stories
  • Language games

This learning experience also introduces the metalinguistic skills and knowledge of how to learn an additional language.