The course is designed for students who are non native Chinese speakers, but have learned Chinese for one year. Course will focus to emphasize the development of communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The primary goal of this course is to help students use Chinese to exchange information and to communicate their ideas. In addition, Students will build up their vocabulary thought the learning of Chinese character. Especially student should be able to read these characters fluency.
This course is designed for students who have completed two years of high school -level learning in Chinese to continue to develop their skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will solidify their ability to expend the conversational skill on most familiar topics. By end of the school year, students should be able to increase fluency in speaking and writing Chinese. In addition, students will be exposed to the Chinese culture by introducing the major Chinese holidays, popular songs, movies and sports, etc.
Honor Chinese IV:
Honors Chinese 4 is offered to the students who have successfully completed Chinese 3. In this course, students will continue to develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. At this level, Students are challenged to communicate with high levels of accuracy and have an opportunity to gain extensive culture knowledge as well. Through the whole year, students will practice communication using interpretive, interpersonal and presentational models..
High Honor Chinese V:
Chinese 5 is an honor course that reviews and consolidates knowledge learned in previous years, and further develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students will study Chinese language and culture through the analysis of texts, articles from variety of realistic topics. Students will read and discuss newspapers, literary works, listen to the authentic audio and video materials, watch TV programs, movies, and Beijing operas, experience Chinese paintings, calligraphies and martial arts. Students also will be challenging in higher quality of oral presentation and comprehensive writing assignments. Students will be expected to communicate with spoken and written forms using interpretive, interpersonal and presentation modes, and demonstrate understanding of a culture via these same three modes as well.
The AP Chinese course is designed to prepare students to demonstrate their level of Chinese proficiency across the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and the five goal modes (communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities) as outlined in the standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Authentic materials are used as learning materials in addition to other texts. Audio and visual materials are also used inside the classroom and are encouraged to be used at home. Aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, composition, and any advanced-level language structures are practiced in this course. The learning activities continuously reinforce student-centered learning and cooperative learning, the use of information technology, and encourage creative learning and thinking. The course is taught entirely in Chinese and engages students to explore both historical and contemporary Chinese culture. Throughout this AP Chinese course, the assessments will be frequent, varied in both formative and summative style.