FLC3010T: Chinese1 (2014-2015)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Chinese I (Mandarin)
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese (Simplified). In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction.
Throughout the six units of material (Introduction to Chinese, Greetings, Calendar, Weather, and Time, Places,), students learn to express themselves 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 sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Chinese speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.
By the end of Level I in secondary school, students understand and present short, simple conversations and narratives within highly predictable and familiar contexts. When the text is enhanced by visual cues, students read short texts with comprehension. Students comprehend and produce vocabulary related to everyday objects and actions on familiar topics. They can interactively use short sentences, learned words, phrases, simple questions, and commands when speaking and writing, relying on visuals to enhance oral and written comprehension. When speaking, students imitate the use of culturally appropriate vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and nonverbal behaviors modeled by the teacher or other authentic role models such as found through authentic video, TV programs, guest speakers, simple literature, and the internet.
In this course, the learner will learn to do the following at the beginning level.
- Appreciate other cultures
- Become familiar with the Chinese phonological system
- Become familiar with greetings in Chinese
- Become familiar with Chinese numbers
- Express likes and dislikes
- Discuss themselves
- Discuss calendars
- Discuss weather
- Discuss time
- Ask and respond to simple questions on basic topics
- Write and type words in Chinese
- Pronounce words appropriately
- I. Introduction to Chinese I
- II. Greetings
- III. Calendar
- IV. Weather
- V. Time
- VI. Places
- Chinese character input setup – required
- Chinese input editor installation IME
- Stroke sequence learning – arch Chinese free download to create stroke sequence (optional)
- Recording software provided through local school
- Integrated Chinese, Level 1 Part 1 Textbook, 3rd Edition (Simplified) Hardcover 中文听说读写
- Yuehua Liu, Tao-chung Yao, Nyan-Ping Bi, Liangyan Ge, Yaohua
- ISBN: 9780887276446
The textbook in this course is digital and can be located inside of the online course.
The DoDEA adopted textbook is recommended as a resource, but is optional to the course.
Additional Materials: Internet access, headset, microphone, Chinese-English dictionary