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Students begin their introduction to Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit.
Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, and comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). (Grades 9-12)
A stable Internet connection is needed for this class since all work is done online. A minimum connection speed of 5 Mbps is required. iPads are not compatible with this course.
From the Teacher
In HS Chinese 1, students begin their introduction to Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading and writing. We will cover themes like greetings, numbers, friends and family, school, animals, etc. The course represents an ideal of blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. Students will also learn different areas of Chinese culture like the lunar calendar and Chinese holidays, Chinese numbers, family in China, etc. Come and join us in High School Chinese 1!