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Cambridge International AS Level Chinese Language (8238) helps learners to develop language proficiency and practical communication skills in Mandarin Chinese to a CFER Independent User level. The syllabus:
This syllabus replaces Cambridge International AS Level Chinese Language (8681). The last series for Cambridge International AS Level Chinese Language (8681) is November 2023.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
This syllabus replaces Cambridge International AS Level Chinese Language (8681). The last series for AS Level Chinese Language (8681) is November 2023.
We have redesigned this course to help candidates develop language proficiency to level B1 and B2 (Independent User) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Please see the 2024-2026 syllabus document for full details of what has changed between Cambridge Interntional AS Level Chinese Language (8681) and Cambridge International AS Level Chinese Language (8238).
This syllabus is a standalone AS level syllabus. Candidates cannot carry forward any results from this syllabus to the new Cambridge International A Level Chinese Language and Literature (9868).
All elements of the syllabus have been redesigned to develop language skills at the Independent User level of the CFER.
The syllabus now tests all four language skills. We have:
The syllabus now has four papers, each testing one of the assessment objectives, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Each paper is weighted at 25% of the qualification.
Please see the 2024-2026 syllabus document for full details of what has changed in the assessment.
The new syllabus is for examination from June 2024 onwards. Examinations are available in June and November.
We are developing a comprehensive range of resources to help teachers deliver this updated syllabus.
We aim to provide a scheme of work and other relevant classroom resources. Example Candidate Responses will be available following the first examination in 2024. Visit the School Support Hub from June 2022 onwards for details.
In the June series, this syllabus is available in zones 4 and 5 only. In the November series, this syllabus is available in all administrative zones. Check the administrative zone for your school.
We provide a wide range of support so that teachers can give their learners the best possible preparation for Cambridge programmes and qualifications. For teachers at registered Cambridge schools, support materials for specific syllabuses are available from the School Support Hub (username and password required).
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