• INTRODUCTORY CHINESE

    5502:   Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 9-12

     

     

    This course is the first half of a basic introduction to Mandarin, designed for students who are beginning their studies of the language for the first time. Students will develop skills in the four linguistic areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing and will learn about formal and informal aspects of Chinese culture. A variety of teaching techniques is incorporated. Student participation and homework are integral components of the program. 

     

    INTERMEDIATE CHINESE A

    5503:   Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 9-12

     

     

    This course is the second half of a basic introduction to Mandarin, designed for students who have successfully completed Chinese IA by earning a B- or better.  Students will continue to develop skills in the four linguistic areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing and will learn about formal and informal aspects of Chinese culture. A variety of teaching techniques is incorporated. Student participation and homework are integral components of the program. 


    INTERMEDIATE CHINESE B

    5521:   Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 9-12


     

    This course is the second level of introductory Mandarin, designed for students who have successfully completed Chinese 1B by earning a B- or better.  Students will continue to develop skills in the four linguistic areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  They will continue to learn about formal and informal aspects of Chinese culture.  A variety of teaching techniques in incorporated.  Student participation and homework are integral components of the program.


    ADVANCED CHINESE

    5531 : Honors

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 9-12

     

     

    This course is for students who have successfully completed Intermediate Chinese B by earning a B- or better. Listening and speaking are continued in classroom situations. New grammar and vocabulary are introduced and reinforced in oral and written exercises and reading passages. The students use the Chinese language to produce compositions, and continue to study aspects of the Chinese culture.

     

    AP CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

     

    1.0 Credit

    Grades 9-12

     

     

    This course is for students who have completed Advanced Chinese and have received their teacher's recommendation which includes the prerequisite of a B or better in Advanced Chinese. It is designed for students who wish to take the Advanced Placement Examination in Chinese Language. The cultural, political, and social ideas of the times are analyzed and discussed in conjunction with plays, novels, and other reading materials. Advanced level vocabulary and grammar study are used in conjunction with the assigned readings. Students will produce compositions and presentations pertaining to theme studies. Activities to prepare students for the required Advanced Placement Examination are practiced in the course. The course is conducted entirely in Chinese.