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National 3 Cantonese (Course Code: C711 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Cantonese?

Learning a new language enables you to make connections with different people and their cultures. It also helps you to develop important skills in communication, critical thinking, as well as increasing your cultural awareness.

Cantonese is the most common language in Hong Kong and many parts of China. It has fewer non-native speakers than Mandarin, so those learning it have a significant advantage when visiting or doing business with Hong Kong or other Cantonese-speaking areas.

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course aims to help you to develop reading, listening, talking and writing skills so you can understand Cantonese. You will learn a wide range of different types of texts in different media.

You will get to develop simple language skills in the meaningful real life contexts of society, learning, employability and culture.

The course has two compulsory units:

Cantonese: Understanding Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Cantonese: Using Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass both units to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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