Mandarin Plus Cambridge IGCSE course is focus on the skills of reading, writing, listening and oral. Through learning with us , the students can achieve a thorough understanding of a wide range registers, styles and learning to communicate effectively in different situation. Our experienced teaching team provides students the best possible preparation for Cambridge program and qualifications.

This course is using syllabus of Cambridge IGCSE Chinese test system. It was customized for native or non-Chinese speakers to well prepare their school exams and IGCSE international tests. The learning content and paces are scientific and easy to grab.

Cambridge IGCSE
Chinese Course

Aims:

  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively using the target language
  • Offer insights into the culture and society of countries where the language is spoken
  • Develop awareness of the nature of language and language learning
  • Encourage positive attitudes towards speakers of other languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilisations
  • Provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation
  • Develop transferable skills (e.g. analysis, memorising, drawing of inferences) to complement other areas of the curriculum
  • Form a sound base of the skills, language and attitudes required for progression to work or further study, either in the target language or another subject area.

Content overview:

The subject content is organised around five broad Topic areas which provide contexts for the acquisition of vocabulary and the study of grammar and structures. Through the study of these Topic areas, candidates gain insight into target language countries and communities.

Course Topics

Topic Elementary Intermediate Upper Intermediate Advance
1 My school My family Cancelation of middle school general exam Food and Drink Culture
2 To buy stationery People who is influential to me Join boarding school “Dear Andreas” review
3 To buy gift My dream Benefit of school uniform International school
4 My relativies Travelling Bad habits of youth Supper
5 To do house work Study tour Be a social worker at village Traditional values
6 To have a pet Learning Chinese Mid school student in love Spring rolls
7 To celebrate birthday Chinese dishes Review “Gongfu Panda” Living styles
8 Mid-autumn Festival Food and health Shut down social online platform Inner and external beauty
9 Spring Festival Festivals and cuisine Electronic school bag Stress of high school exam
10 To ask for direction Modern technology Urban and Rural area Styles to relax
11 Vocation Entertainment Memorable trips Camping
12 My summer holiday Care for society Life with low carbon consumption Debate Club
13 Spring festival and Christmas Online and paper books
14 Dining etiquette for Chinese cuisine. Food waste
15 Globalised food culture Domestic robots

Feels And Course Schedule

TRIAL CLASS PRIVATE PRIVATE
Free (45 mins) contact us for arrangement. $70/hr @ 20hrs package At lease1.5hr for home tuition while at least 1hr in our centre

Group Class 2-4 Kids: FR $160/Month Per Pax

COURSE NUMBER GROUP SIZE SCHEDULE TIMING FREQUENT
Beginner IGCSE2019A 2-4 Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 Once a week
Intermediate IGCSE2019B 2-4 Every Friday 5:30-6:30 Once a week
Intermediate IGCSE2019C 2-4 Every Saturday 2-3 Once a week

IGCSE Chinese As Second Language Exam
(2020-2022):

Paper 1 Paper 2 Component 3
  • 2 hours
  • Reading and Writing 60%
  • 60 marks
  • Written examination consisting of five
  • exercises that test a range of reading
  • and writing skills. Types of task include:
  • information transfer, short-answer questions, multiple-matching, functional writing and extended writing.
  • Externally assessed
  • Approx. 35–45 minutes
  • Listening 20%
  • 30 marks
  • Written examination consisting of four exercises that test listening skills.
  • Candidates listen to recordings of short and longer spoken texts. Types of task include: short-answer questions, gap-fill sentences, information correction and multiple-choice questions. All listening material is recorded in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Externally assessed

 

  • Approx. 10–13 minutes
  • Speaking 20%
  • 60 marks
  • The Speaking test is conducted in Mandarin Chinese.
  • The Speaking test consists of three parts: candidates give a two- to three-minute presentation, followed by a short discussion with the examiner about the presentation, followed by a short conversation with the examiner about general topics.
  • Internally assessed and externally

IGCSE Chinese As Second Language Exam
Speaking Topics (2020-2022):

Area A

Young people and education

Education and career

Peer relationships

 

A1.School and education

A2.Future career plans

A3.Friendship

A4.Peer pressure/conflict

Area b

Society

Family relationships

Health and fitness

Leisure activities

Communication & technology

 

B1.Generation gap

B2Young people

B3.Healthy eating

B4.Sports and exercise

B5.Films and the media

B6.Hobbies

New means of communication

Social networking

Learning technology

Area C

The world

Geographical surroundings

Environment

 

C1. Urban and rural life

C2. Travel

C3. Home town & surrounding areas

C4. Pollution

C5. Recycling

C6. Global warming

Area D

Cultural diversity

Life at home & in other countries

 

D1. Festivals and celebrations

D2. Customs and traditions

D3. Culinary diversity

IGCSE Chinese As Foreign Language Exam
(2020-2022):

Paper 1

approximately 35 minutes

Listening 25%

30 marks

Candidates listen to a number of recordings

and answer questions testing comprehension

Externally assessed

Paper 2

1 hour 15 minutes

Reading 25%

36 marks

Candidates read a number of texts and answer questions testing comprehension

Externally assessed

Paper 3

approximately 15 minutes

Speaking* 25%

100 marks

Candidates complete two role plays, a topic

presentation/conversation and a general conversation

Internally assessed/externally moderated

 

Paper 4

1 hour 15 minutes

Writing 25%

45 marks

Candidates respond in the target

language to

three tasks

Externally assessed

 

IGCSE Chinese As Foreign Language Topics Area
(2020-2021):

Area A

Everyday activities

Home life and school

Food, health and fitness

A1. Home life

A2. School routine

A3. Eating and drinking

A4. Health and fitness

Area b

Personal and social life

Self, family and personal

relationships Holidays

B1. Self, family, personal

relationships, pets

B2. Everyday life

B3. Eating out

B4. Holidays

Area C

The world around us

Home town & local area

Natural and made environment

People, places and customs

C1. Home town and

geographical surroundings

C2. Clothes

C3. Shopping

C4. Public services, customs, etc.

C5. Weather

C6. Finding the way

C7. Meeting & greeting phrases

C8. Travel and transport

C9. Famous sites & famous cities

C10. Animals

Area D

The world of work

Continuing education

Careers and employment

D1. Further education and training

D2. Future career plans

D3. Employment

Area E

The international world

Tourism at home and abroad

Life in other countries

E1.Holiday travel and transport (see also C8)

E2.Geographical surroundings (see also C1)

E3.Weather (see also C5)

E4.Places and customs

E5.Food and drink (see also A3)

E6.Meeting people (see also C7)

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