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Chinese IB

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Course Overview

This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the four units, or themes, of material (places, family, food, activities, and school), the student will learn to express himself using an ever-increasing vocabulary. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the Chinese-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.

Topics of Study

Clothes and Food:
In this unit, you will learn how to describe people and things; how to state likes and dislikes; and how to communicate on the topics of food, drinks, colors, and clothes. Unit 1 also transitions from Semester 1 to Semester 2 in the course, beginning with a review of the topics in Semester 1.

Hobbies:
In this unit, you will learn how to talk with somebody about hobbies, make an appointment, and ask directions properly in Chinese.

Art:
In this unit, you will learn how to describe some art patterns and how to talk about film and art works. You will also learn a series of vocabulary which have something to do with arts. In “Visit China,” you will learn typical Chinese folk art like Chinese knot, paper cutting.

Business:
Unit 8 is the last unit in the course. You will learn how to ask and describe price and brand and learn some famous company names in Chinese. You will also learn a series of vocabulary for currency.

 

Course Dates

Connections Learning courses start every week on a Tuesday. The start and end dates for each semester are listed below:

Fall start date: 8/9/2016
Last day for fall enrollment: 12/6/2016
Fall semester end date: 1/9/2017

Spring semester start date: 1/10/2017
Last date for Spring enrollment: 4/4/2017
Spring semester end date: 6/9/2017

Once enrolled we will be in touch to confirm your preferred start date and advise of the next steps.

Each course will run for a duration of 16 weeks*

*(this can be customized for Institutional Enrollment Partners)

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Chinese I A

Resources

World Language courses require a headset and microphone which is compatible with the computer being used for the course.

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Duration 16 w
Level Beginner
Start Date Spring 2017

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