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Chinese 2

Description:

This course is the second level of high school Chinese designed for grades 9-12. Students expand their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. They begin to fully comprehend listening and reading passages while expressing themselves more meaningfully in both writing and speaking. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, with a focus on reading and listening comprehension, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Character recognition and practice are a key focus and students are expected to learn several characters in each unit; however, pinyin is still presented with characters throughout the course to aid in overall comprehension. Students are actively engaged in their own learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts They also analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. By the second semester, instruction is almost entirely in Chinese. Successful completion of this course provides the foundation for intermediate Chinese.

Iowa Core Skills or Standards:

High School Chinese II is aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Required Materials:

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This online course requires a Web browser capable of running the Adobe Flash Player plug-in 10.1+. Required course elements will not run on mobile devices, including iPads, that do not support Adobe Flash.

* Currently, Chromebook computers are not compatible with Chinese courses.

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Course Outline:

ILO Chinese Level 2.1

Unit 1: Greetings

  • Vocabulary: Greetings
  • Grammar: STPVO Review
  • Culture: Social Customs

Unit 2: Family

  • Vocabulary: Family
  • Grammar: Meanings of Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.44.38 AM.png
  • Culture: Respecting the Elderly

Unit 3: Descriptions

  • Vocabulary: Descriptions
  • Grammar: Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.45.54 AM.png
  • Culture: The Bamboo Painter

Unit 4: Clothing

  • Vocabulary: Clothing
  • Grammar: Comparisons
  • Culture: One Child Policy

Unit 5: Shopping and Money

  • Vocabulary: Shopping and Money
  • Grammar: Uses of as Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.47.53 AM.png a preposition
  • Culture: Riddles

Unit 6: Pastimes

  • Vocabulary: Pastimes
  • Grammar: Adverbs of degree
  • Culture: Sky Lanterns

Unit 7: Numbers 1-100

  • Vocabulary: Numbers 1-100
  • Grammar: How to use Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.50.00 AM.png
  • Culture: Clothing

Unit 8: Character Review

  • Vocabulary: Character Review
  • Grammar: Prepositions

Unit 9: Semester 1 Midterm

Unit 10: Measurements

  • Vocabulary: Measurements
  • Grammar: How to Use Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.51.38 AM.png
  • Culture: Great Wall

Unit 11: Food

  • Vocabulary: Food
  • Grammar: Uses of Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.52.54 AM.png
  • Culture: Manners

Unit 12: Cooking

  • Vocabulary: Cooking
  • Grammar: How to use Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.53.52 AM.png
  • Culture: Dumplings

Unit 13: At School

  • Vocabulary: At School
  • Grammar: Uses of Verb + Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.56.43 AM.png
  • Culture: Education

Unit 14: Home

  • Vocabulary: HOme
  • Grammar: Uses of Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.57.59 AM.png
  • Culture: Architecture

Unit 15: Music

  • Vocabulary: Music
  • Grammar: Always: Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 10.59.13 AM.png
  • Culture: Music

Unit 16: Telling Time

  • Vocabulary: Telling Time
  • Grammar: V + Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.00.46 AM.png + N
  • Culture: Agriculture

Unit 17: Character Review

  • Vocabulary: Character Review
  • Culture: Dumplings, Wontons, and Buns

Unit 18: Semester 1 Final

ILO Chinese Level 2.2

Unit 19: Nature

  • Vocabulary: Nature
  • Grammar: Adverbs of Negation
  • Culture: Giant Panda

Unit 20: The Body

  • Vocabulary: The Body
  • Grammar: Review
  • Culture: Gong Fu

Unit 21: Health

  • Vocabulary: Health
  • Grammar: Modal particle Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.08.46 AM.png
  • Culture: Tai Chi

Unit 22: Weather and Seasons

  • Vocabulary: Weather and Seasons
  • Grammar: Uses of Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.09.51 AM.png
  • Culture: Seasonal Holidays

Unit 23: Sports

  • Vocabulary: Sports
  • Grammar: The different meanings between Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.11.39 AM.png Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.11.48 AM.png
  • Culture: Games

Unit 24: Around Town

  • Vocabulary: Around Town
  • Grammar: Uses of Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.13.05 AM.png and Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.13.16 AM.png
  • Culture: Folk Songs

Unit 25: Vacation

  • Vocabulary: Vacation
  • Grammar: How to use Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.14.22 AM.png
  • Culture: Traveling to China

Unit 26: Character Review

  • Vocabulary: Character Review

Unit 27: Semester 2 Midterm

Unit 28: Professions

  • Vocabulary: Professions
  • Grammar: Uses of Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.15.41 AM.png
  • Culture: Shadow Puppets

Unit 29: Holidays and Celebrations

  • Vocabulary: Holidays and Celebrations
  • Grammar: Adverbs of Scope
  • Culture: Wedding Customs

Unit 30: Technology

  • Vocabulary: Technology
  • Grammar: Uses of Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.17.53 AM.png
  • Culture: Chinese TV Shows

Unit 31: Love and Dating 1

  • Vocabulary: Love and Dating
  • Grammar: How to use Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.19.05 AM.png and Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.19.17 AM.png
  • Culture: Colors

Unit 32: Love and Dating 2

  • Vocabulary: Love and Dating
  • Grammar: How to use Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.20.45 AM.png and Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.20.57 AM.png
  • Culture: Nanjing

Unit 33: Social Issues

  • Vocabulary: Social Issues
  • Grammar: How to use Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.22.23 AM.png
  • Culture: Women and Society

Unit 34: Slang

  • Vocabulary: Slang
  • Grammar: Uses of Screen shot 2016-05-17 at 11.23.20 AM.png
  • Culture: Chinese Medicine

Unit 35: Character Review

  • Vocabulary: Character Review

Unit 36: Semester 2 Final