Subject: PCS Mandarin

Subject Description:

 PCS Mandarin is focused on equipping students with oral communication skills to help them improve in conversation. Students are trained to express themselves as well as to listen for understanding through essay writing, conversation, and discussion practices.

Value of PCS Mandarin as subject:

Many students mistakenly believe that PCS Mandarin is an easier subject than IEB Mandarin, but this is not the case.


PCS Mandarin focuses differently on the language, and the workload is not lighter than IEB Mandarin.

Students should be able to listen with comprehension and respond appropriately to simple and direct information presented in Mandarin. After completing this subject, students are expected to be able to participate in conversations about daily life.

Skills/Content Carried over from Grade 10-12:

Skill

Content

Writing and Presenting

Essay and speech writing, PowerPoint presentations

Listening and Speaking

Oral assessments, class discussions, listening tests

Reading and Viewing

Reading for comprehension

Structures and Conventions

Character recognition, pinyin and tone signs, sentence structure

Grade 10 Curriculum:

Skill

Content

Literature

Prescribed Book: Let's learn Chinese

Language

New vocabulary and sentence structures

Writing

Essay writing

Listening and Speaking

Class discussion, speeches, listening comprehension

Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation

Grade 11 Curriculum:

Skill

Content

Literature

Prescribed Book: Let's learn Chinese

Language

New vocabulary and sentence structures

Writing

Essay writing

Listening and Speaking

Class discussion, speeches, listening comprehension

Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation

Grade 12 Curriculum:

Skill

Content

Literature

Prescribed Book: Let's learn Chinese

Language

New vocabulary and sentence structures

Writing

Essay writing

Listening and Speaking

Class discussion, speeches, listening comprehension

Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation

Grade 9 Requirements:

All students who do not meet the requirements to take IEB Mandarin or who choose to not take IEB Mandarin, will be required to take PCS Mandarin.

Stationary Requirements:

  • Grade 10

  • Grade 11

  • Grade 12

Stationery required

  • Exercise book
  • Arch lever file
  • File dividers (pack of 10)

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