Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of Mandarin Chinese 1 or teacher approval. Students must have a strong grasp of basic tenses and other grammatical structures. Students are expected to study 10-20 minutes daily in addition to homework assignments

General Description: This second year course continues developing the overview of Chinese culture and simplified Chinese through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Its objective is for students to achieve communicative competence in a variety of everyday situations. Through the development of receptive, productive, and interactive skills, students acquire the ability to respond and interact appropriately. At the end of the course, students will be able to give extended information about themselves, families and friends, daily life, and the immediate environment.

Content:

  • Communication
  • Cultures
  • Comparisons
  • Connections to other disciplines
  • Communities

Strategies:

  • Collaborative learning opportunities
  • Communicative activities
  • Listening activities
  • Writing and presentation of dialogues, speeches, presentations
  • A variety of assessments, written and oral

Equipment to be provided by student: Composition notebook and Chinese/English dictionary or electronic dictionary