The Chinese III Course is designed for Secondary school students or 12 and up students if they are qualified. A normal prerequisite for this course is the sum of Chinese I and II Courses or its equivalent. The course is designed to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as expose students to various aspects of the Chinese culture. The students will enlarge their vocabulary through reading and listening to a number of authentic texts. They will explore, differentiate, relate, and classify words and grammar patterns. The course is also centered on the practical application of communication skills, with an emphasis on the language material used in everyday situations. A variety of activities, including role-play and educational games, will be employed to develop their listening and speaking skills. The students will participate in groups reading and writing and become acquainted with some cultural features. The students will be able to identify and write a larger range of vocabulary. The students will be developing fluidity in conversation and they will expand the range of situations in which they can communicate.
The Chinese III Course consists of 10 essential units. The Essential Outcomes must be assessed for mastery. The Introduced/ Practiced Outcomes are intended to expose the student to skills that will be mastered in a future essential unit, engage the student in ongoing and necessary skills, and to practice the outcomes previously taught.
E01 – Transportation
E02 – Make an appointment
E03 – Food and Drinks
E04 – Restaurant and diet
E05 – Weather and Climate
E06 – Making travel plans
E07 – Chinese Festivals
E08 – Writing about a trip
E09 – Chinese idioms introduction
E10 – Getting to know Chinese Culture