• Mandarin I Course Objectives:

    • Pronounce and write Pinyin correctly;
    • Recognize and write some simplified Chinese characters;
    • Converse with peers and strangers in the target language at the novice level;
    • Compare and contrast elements of Chinese and American cultures so that students may gain a better understanding for both.

    Thematic Units:

    • You & I
    • My Hobbies & Interests
    • My Family
    • Subjects & Schedule
    • Chinese Food

    Grading policy:

    • Quizzes & tests:15%
    • Homework:10%
    • Classwork & participation:15%
    • Performance assessment:60%

    School supplies:

    • A 1.5 binder with dividers folder
    • Papers/pencil/colored pencil for peer review
    • A composition note book
    • Ear phone for listening

    Chinese websites and resources:

    Grading policy