At Cranbourne East Secondary College, our LOTE (language other than English) subject endeavours to provide students not only with the Mandarin language skills, but also a cultural awareness of the Chinese speaking community.
At CESC, Mandarin is taught and practiced through a variety of topics, such as:
- Greeting and Farewell
- Arts and Crafts
LOTE is a semester-based subject in Years 7 and 8. From Year 9 onwards, LOTE (Mandarin) is an elective, where students can extend their study of the Chinese language, social structures, traditions and contemporary cultural practices of diverse Chinese-speaking communities.
Through various classroom activities we aim to develop students’ language proficiency and promote intercultural understanding. What is more, our goal is to prepare our students with a global outlook, who have deepened knowledge and understanding of Australia’s engagement with Asia.