Chinese


CHINESE I - FL646 (CHIN1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

Chinese I is a basic language course in which the students learn the Chinese sound system called Pinyin, the mechanics of stroke order, radicals in writing characters, class room expressions, and everyday life expressions. In addition, students will learn vocabulary and grammar to make phrases and sentences. They will learn to appreciate the rich Chinese culture, history, and tradition. A variety of language tasks will be re-quired for students to develop their ability to read, write, listen, and speak in the Chinese language.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
CHINESE II - FL647 (CHIN2)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Chinese I

Chinese II is a basic language course, building on Level I skills, with the expectation that students will master more in terms of degree and quantity. There will be further focus on the mechanics of stroke order, Pinyin, and radicals in learning Chinese characters. The students will continue to build vocabulary and learn grammar to help them express themselves with more confidence in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Chinese. In addition, they will learn how to form more complex sentences, to write practical Chinese letters, and special topic essays. The study of Chinese culture, history, and tradition will be continued to enhance the language skills.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
CHINESE III PRE-AP - FL648 (CHIN3)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Chinese II

Chinese Level III Is considered an intermediate Chinese language course. At this level, students are familiar with the process of learning vocabulary, character components, grammatical structure, and sentence structure. The level III Chinese course continues to develop the student’s ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will learn how to write more complex Chinese sentences and essays. The AP and SAT II Chinese test formats will be introduced, and review materials will be provided for students. Students will learn to use computers and office software tools with Chinese language. Students will be exposed to various culture and social topics including the history and current Chinese events and they will exchange their opinions in classroom discussions.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • PRE-AP
AP CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (LEVEL IV) - FL 649 (APCHLAN)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Chinese III Pre-AP

AP Chinese Language and Culture is considered an advanced Chinese language course. This course will challenge students to build up a more complex vocabulary, focus on important linguistic grammar structures and continue to make complex phrases and sentences. The goal of this course is to deepen students’ immersion into the language and culture of the Chinese-speaking world. The course engages students in an exploration of both contemporary and historical Chinese culture. The students will be able to write Chinese sentences and essays, participate in fluent Chinese conversations, and read short Chinese stories with confidence. This course prepares students to demonstrate their level of Chinese proficiency across the three communicative modes: interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational. The AP Chinese exam formats will be reviewed in the class.

  • AP
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
CHINESE 5/6 Post AP - FL650/FL651

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Chinese IV AP

This course is a project-based course that is designed to introduce three of the major genres of Chinese literature—poetry, fiction and drama. We will read a number of the "masterworks" of Chinese literature. We will also examine the intertextuality between these genres — how poetry blends into narrative, how fiction becomes drama, and drama inspires fiction. Through reading these selected works of Chinese literature, we will examine some of the major features of Chinese society: religious and philosophical beliefs, the imperial system and dynastic change, gender relations, notions of class and ethnicity, family, and romance. This course seeks not only to introduce students to highlights from the canon of Chinese literature, but also in contemporary Chinese societies and in the global Chinese diaspora. Student projects will focus on contemporary media adaptations of famous Chinese literary works (in film, anime, comic books, computer games, websites, music, theater, art, and other media). In this school year, student will complete several literature and culture related project to deepen their understanding of the impact between language, culture and society.
 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Post AP