Chinese 3 (Honors)

Course Description:
In Chinese 3, the students will continue to expand their abilities in various aspects of Chinese Mandarin learning. They will continue to build up their knowledge in vocabulary, sentence patterns, and grammar points in communicative contexts. They will also enhance their Chinese Mandarin listening and speaking skills such as pronunciations and intonations. The students will learn more in-depth Chinese reading and writing strategies and skills. Their Chinese reading abilities and efficiency will be greatly improved and they will be able to write in Chinese in various formats such as journal, letter, invitation, and essay. The students’ knowledge and skills in writing simplified Chinese characters will also be enriched and fortified.

In this course, the students will learn more about the essential Chinese culture knowledge including the origins, histories, anecdotes, and etiquettes for various cultural settings, events, or occasions. They will also gain the ability to compare and contrast the Chinese culture with their own cultures in many different aspects.

Students completing Chinese 3 earn Honors credit.

The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Recommended Prerequisites:
Chinese 1 and Chinese 2

Please be sure to review the full course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the Chinese 3 Pre-Test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.

Grade Level:
9th-12th Grade recommended

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Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (1 honors credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 honors credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 honors credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
Chinese 3 does not currently have biblical integration. The plan is to release a new version of Chinese 3 with biblical integration before August 1, 2020.

Required Course Materials:
Microphone and speakers