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Senior Chinese Course:

Chinese Language, Culture and Society

Senior Chinese Course: Chinese Language, Culture and


is a two-year Chinese program offered as a subject

in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). It comprises

a Textbook, two Workbooks, and a Teacher’s Book. The

Textbook is organised into four units, which relate closely

to the strand of Chinese culture and society prescribed in

the VCE study design. A wide range of topics are covered in

the units, such as the Chinese concept of family, Chinese

naming and identity, education system, Chinese myths

and legends, Chinese philosophy, literature and the arts,

Chinese rituals and manners, Feng Shui, Chinese way of

leisure and entertainment, Chinese business culture and

etiquette, social values, teenagers and youth issues, and

China and the world. Through these topics, students will

gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of both

traditional and contemporary Chinese culture and society,

in addition to their pursuit of Chinese language learning.

The Textbook is complemented by two Workbooks and

a Teacher’s Book. The Workbooks provide practices for

students to reinforce what has been taught in class and to

extend their learning on topics of interest. Workbook 1 covers

topics in Units 1 and 2; Workbook 2 covers topics in Units 3

and 4. The Teacher’s Book offers useful instructors’ resources,

such as suggested activities for each topic and additional

materials to facilitate students’ understanding of the topics

covered in class and for further study of these topics beyond

the classroom. It is available as an e-book for free download


Senior Chinese Course: Chinese Language, Culture and


is suitable for any course in relation to Chinese

cultural studies or Chinese language learning.


Jixing Xu

Wei Ha

初 和 高 中 中