Learning Recommendations: Successful completion of Mandarin Chinese 1 or teacher approval.
General Description: Chinese II course builds upon the skills developed in Chinese I and further enriches students’ overview of Chinese language and its culture. Through listening, speaking, reading, and writing learning activities, students will advance their ability to understand and express themselves in Chinese. They will enhance their receptive, productive, and interactive skills and achieve communicative competence in a variety of everyday situations. At the end of the course, students will be able to respond and interact appropriately in real life situations with native Mandarin Chinese speakers and give extended information about themselves, families and friends, daily life, and the immediate environment. Students will also explore the customs, history, and art forms of Chinese people to deepen their understanding of the culture.
Content: This course aims to help students to achieve the five goal areas of world language education:
- Connections to other disciplines
Students will increase their Chinese language ability to give extended information about themselves, families, friends, daily life and the immediate environment. Students will also explore the customs, history, and art forms of Chinese people to deepen their understanding of the culture.
Strategies: This novice intermediate level of Chinese II course is designed to develop student’s basic Chinese proficiency in the four modalities of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classroom instruction is predominantly delivered in Chinese. Students will be encouraged to speak Chinese only in the class. They will acquire Chinese communication skills through a myriad of contextualized and personalized mini-situations. The class will integrate various learning activities such as music, art, acting and games. Students will be provided with collaborative learning opportunities and a variety of oral and written assessments to support their progress and success in learning the language.
Homework: Students are expected to spend 1~20 minutes daily on homework on weekdays. There may be assignments on the weekends but not regularly. No homework on holidays.
Course Fee / Materials:
- A computer at home for Chinese typing assignments
- Integrated Chinese Textbook workbook
- A 3-Hole Binder with 8 dividers
- A 3-Hole Binder Zip Bag to store index/flash cards
- 3" x 5" White Ruled Index Cards (1 Pack)
- A Thick Black Sharpie and a Fine Black Sharpie
- White Board Markers (various colors)
- A 3-Hole Binder pencil pouch