Catholic Education South Australia

Chinese Language

Students in R-6 learn Chinese Mandarin

This is facilitated through Meg Languages who are industry leaders in providing schools with Mandarin foreign language programs designed specifically to meet the needs of our school.

Using video conference technology, our students connect to a China-based language instructor who is broadcast into the classroom at the same time each week for live and interactive lessons.

The use of live video-conferencing technology also means our students are able to see the streets of China in real-time and have important context around why they are learning the language.

This language program is designed to inspire our students to become contributing Global Citizens.

Some Advantages of learning Chinese are:

  • It is the second most spoken language in Australia.
  • Excluding English, Mandarin is one of the three most commonly spoken languages in the world.
  • Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia is a Cross-Curricular Priority in the National Curriculum.