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FLC3010T: Chinese1 (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Chinese I (Mandarin)
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: FLC3010T
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content:

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.

Competencies:
DoDEA Foreign Language Standards
Secondary Foreign Language FL Course Level I (Novice Proficiency Range, Novice – Low / Mid / Level)

Course Objectives:

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

 

Course Outline

First Semester

  • I. Introduction to Chinese I
  • II. Greetings
  • III. Calendar

 

Second Semester

  • IV. Weather
  • V. Time
  • VI. Places

 

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