COURSE OVERVIEW

This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of Mandarin Chinese. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities. Throughout the four units, or themes, of material (places, family, food, activities, and school), the student will learn to express himself 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 presented throughout the course to help the learner focus on the Chinese-speaking world, people, geographical locations, and histories.

TOPICS OF STUDY

Clothes and Food:
In this unit, you will learn how to describe people and things; how to state likes and dislikes; and how to communicate on the topics of food, drinks, colors, and clothes. Unit 1 also transitions from Semester 1 to Semester 2 in the course, beginning with a review of the topics in Semester 1.

Hobbies:
In this unit, you will learn how to talk with somebody about hobbies, make an appointment, and ask directions properly in Chinese.

Art:
In this unit, you will learn how to describe some art patterns and how to talk about film and art works. You will also learn a series of vocabulary which have something to do with arts. In “Visit China,” you will learn typical Chinese folk art like Chinese knot, paper cutting.

Business:
Unit 8 is the last unit in the course. You will learn how to ask and describe price and brand and learn some famous company names in Chinese. You will also learn a series of vocabulary for currency.

COURSE DATES

Connections Learning courses start every week on a Tuesday. The start and end dates for each semester are listed below:

Fall Semester Start Date 8/1/2018

Last Enrollment date for Fall 12/7/2018

Fall Semester End Date 1/7/2019

Spring Semester Start Date 1/8/2019

Last Enrollment date for Spring 4/9/2019

Spring Semester End Date 6/14/2019

Once enrolled we will be in touch to confirm your preferred start date and advise of the next steps.

 

Each course will run for a duration of 16 weeks*

PREREQUISITES

Successful completion of Chinese IA

RESOURCES

World Language courses require a headset and microphone which is compatible with the computer being used for the course.

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