Chinese 1 is an introduction to the Chinese language and culture. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are developed. Students will participate actively and cooperatively in classroom activities, engage in guided conversations, and write using basic vocabulary and structures. Cultural information about daily life and social customs is integrated into the curriculum. Good study skills and attention to detail are essential to success.
This course is a continuation of Chinese 1 with an emphasis on the Chinese language grammatical system as well as the functional use of the language. Students continue to develop their reading and writing skills and their knowledge of Chinese culture.
Chinese 2 Honors
This course is a continuation of Chinese I with an emphasis on oral expression and comprehension. Students continue to develop their reading and writing skills and their knowledge of Chinese culture. Higher standards in terms of motivation, diligence and academic performance are expected from the students in this class.
Students who have successfully completed Chinese 2 can expand their knowledge and usage in Chinese 3. There is continued emphasis on the practical uses of Chinese in more complex structural forms. Students will begin to read and interpret simple texts and authentic materials about Chinese culture.
CHINESE 3 HONORS
Students who have successfully completed Chinese 2 Honors can expand their knowledge and usage in Chinese 3 Honors. Chinese 3 Honors introduces sophisticated topics and emphasizes using of authentic materials. Culture learning and development of insight into the nature of the language and culture are integrated into the curriculum. Students are expected to reach higher levels of proficiency in the target language in terms of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.