DESIGNATION: Level I
GOALS: The primary goal of this course is to build upon the linguistic foundation created in previous years.
Students will further develop their development in all four
communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at a higher level. However, students will move toward a greater mastery of communicative skills with an increasing emphasis on the productive skills (speaking and writing). We will accomplish this through a variety of projects and activities, including news reports, essays, and other presentation projects. Additionally, learners will examine Chinese culture and language through film, music, audio, the internet, skits, projects, food, and a variety of other activities.
MATERIALS COVERED: Students will use Huanying
Volume 3 as a primary textbook/workbook. We explore
four broad topics throughout the book, including
academic life, travel, and vacation plans. This course
places a heavy emphasis on integrating an understanding
of grammatical patterns with a growing body of
vocabulary. Students are expected to speak a great deal
of Mandarin during class.
TEXT: Huanying Volume 3