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Mandarin IB Standard Ab Initio at Anglo European School

Course description

Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Course content

This course runs for four hours per cycle.   It will focus on strengthening students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Mandarin Chinese. An important aspect of the course is also to develop the students’ cultural knowledge of China.

The topic areas covered are self and family, school and work, shopping, eating and drinking, leisure and travel, the environment and health. The level of language is quite demanding and students will be expected to devote considerable time to learning characters.

Students will also attend lessons with the Chinese assistant

Entry requirements

Some  prior knowledge of Mandarin is required.


Oral Assessment (25%):

Individual oral exam (10 minutes)


Paper 1 Text Handling (30%)

Comprehension of four written texts


Paper 2 Written Production (25%) 

Two short writing tasks (72 and 144 characters)


Written Assignment (20%)

Completed in class and supervised by the teacher

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years