LOTE - Mandarin
The Mandarin L.O.T.E program at Preston South Primary School aims to help students gain access to the language and become interested in and respectful of another culture. An overview of the Chinese culture including its people, land, geography and its history is presented to the students through a range of fun spoken and written language activities and cultural experiences.
In the junior classes students participate in many oral language activities that include greetings, numbers, colours, names of animals, songs, rhymes and poetry with the use of puzzles, games, action movements, gestures, technology and other aids.
In the upper school students participate in basic character writing skills and simple sentences in order to develop proficiency and promote intercultural understanding. Students are provided with a host of experiences and are introduced to various cooking, art and craft, songs, concepts and stories that give students an understanding and appreciation of the Chinese language and culture.