Chinese 3-5

Course Description

This introductory Chinese course provides a fun, interactive experience for a student’s first exposure to the Chinese language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story, myth or legend from Chinese culture. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, and assessments. In addition, students learn to perform simple tasks in connection with each unit’s theme. Students engage in language learning in a rewarding, low- stress environment; get comfortable with the sounds and rhythms of Chinese; learn simple Chinese characters; begin to read, write, speak and listen for meaning in Chinese; and recognize distinctive practices and products of the Chinese culture.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

3rd – 5th Grade

* Materials

Basic School Supplies

Duration

2 Semester

Prerequisites

none

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing Skills
  • Email Communication (with assistance of parent or teacher)

Major Concepts

  • Engage in language learning
  • Understand and produce common vocabulary terms and phrases
  • Interpret meaning from authentic Chinese fables and stories
  • Compare cultural practices and perspectives of China and Chinese-speaking communities
  • Regularly assess progress through quizzes and speaking submissions