You don’t want to miss the CHINESE FUN! ~ New learners welcome! Did you know that Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world? Students will learn the authentic language and cross-cultural communication with a native Mandarin speaker from China. Comprehensive practical language skills are taught through Chinese movies, cultural games and celebrations, making Chinese food, and writing letters to Chinese middle school students in China. The Chinese curriculum at Scott Highlands parallels the high school Chinese curriculum (levels I & II). There are extended learning opportunities available, such as attending a Chinese weekend camp, celebrating Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year with handcrafts, food, and games, and participating in the Chinese Class Market. Let the Chinese fun begin by registering now!
Sixth grade Chinese A is required for this class. Students who successfully complete Chinese A and Chinese B will be well prepared to continue Chinese in high school. In this class, students will build upon their language skills through speaking, listening, reading, and writing Chinese. Topics studied include: calendar, time, daily routines, school, likes and dislikes, food, and geography. In addition, students will learn about Chinese culture through songs, videos, stories, and other authentic texts. Students are expected to spend time outside of class to complete homework, study vocabulary words, and prepare for quizzes and tests.
Seventh grade Accelerated Chinese B is required for this class. This class is recommended for students who are maintaining a C average or above in seventh grade Accelerated Chinese B. Students who successfully complete Accelerated Chinese C will be well prepared to continue Chinese at a more advanced level in high school. In this class, students will build upon their Chinese language skills through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Topics studied include: money, body parts, physical descriptions, sports, transportation, directions, and even reading part of the short novel “Poor Anna” in Chinese! In addition, students will deepen their understanding of Chinese culture through songs, videos, games, and stories. Students are expected to spend time outside of class to complete homework, study vocabulary words, and prepare for quizzes and tests.