FLC4010T: Chinese II (2014-2015)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Chinese II (Mandarin)
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Chinese I (Mandarin)
This course is a continuation of a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. 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 five units of material (Daily Routine, Animals, Hobbies, The Body and Descriptions), students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. 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.
By the end of Level II in secondary school students exhibit increased comprehension through recognition of key words or phrases embedded in familiar contexts through a variety of media. They recognize structural patterns in target language narratives and derive meaning from these structures within familiar contexts. Students use illustrations and contextual clues to increase comprehension of written passages while reading simple documents and relatively simple literature. Students use short sentences, learned words, phrases, simple questions, and commands when speaking and writing, often relying on visuals to help themselves be understood. Students recombine learned vocabulary and structures to form simple sentences, short messages, and notes to meet practical writing needs. Students demonstrate increasing accuracy in pronunciation and intonation when presenting well-rehearsed material. Students show some understandings of the target-culture’s practices and perspectives on topics such as typical music, holidays, meals, family and social customs. Students have limited fluency in the language yet may be understood by a sympathetic native speaker who prompts for clarification.
Throughout the course, students will
- Discuss what they like to do in their free time
- Discuss their daily activities using a wide range of vocabulary and reflexive verbs
- Discuss animals and their activities
- Discuss body parts and their functions
- Describe people
- I. Family
- II. Food
- III. Activities
- IV. School
- V. Daily Routine
- VI. Animals
- VII. Hobbies
- VIII. Body
- 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
- ISBN: 9780887276712
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