Title: Chinese 4
Credits: .25; .33; .5
Pre-requisites: NSO Chinese 1-3 or equivalent
This course is the first of a two-semester sequence Chinese. It consists of 5 lessons. Each lesson includes 10-20 learning steps. It is important to keep the steps in order. They are aimed at introducing new sentence structures and grammar. The main purposes of the exercises followed by each step are to reinforce students’ understanding and mastery of the materials they learned in the textbook. Students are expected to spend five to seven hours per week on this course.
Course Goals and Objectives:
Upon the completion of the course, the learners should be able to acquire the following skills:
Lesson 1 Starting school
Lesson 2 Living situations, moving
Lesson 3 Culinary styles in China, cooking
Lesson 4 Bargaining, shopping, banking
Lesson 5 Education, educational systems
Required books and/or educational materials [if any]:
Integrated Chinese (Simplified Character Edition, 3nd Edition) Level 2, Part 1 in two volumes (Textbook, Workbook) edited by Tao-chung Yao, YuehuaLiu, et al. (Cheng & Tsui Company, 2008).
Minimum Technical Requirements:
We cannot guarantee that your particular configuration of hardware and software will work in all instances.
Final Exam (date, time and location if one is scheduled):
Extra Credit Options [if any]:
According to class, students, time and other class situation
Assessment of Student Work
Steady continual progress is imperative for the successful completion of an online course. Regular participation and communication are required. Students not in regular contact with instructor with the will be warned. Subsequent warnings will involve parent/counselor notification. Inactivity for 21 days without contact with the program will result in withdrawal from the course.
You will be graded as follows:
To continue to the next level of language study, a student must earn a grade of at least a C. If a student earns less than a C, the student should REPEAT that class before continuing on in the sequence (unless the teacher recommends advancement due to extenuating circumstances).
Grades are weighted in the following manner:
Each Lesson worth 25% of your final grade.
Required class works and assessments (assignments, quizzes, exams) associated with each box must be all be completed in order.
Class Participation: Click for Chat Guidelines
Class participation grades build up on the high quality of your attendance. It is an online course but participation is 20% of your grade. If a situations arise that interfere with your ability to fulfill this expectation, please talk to me.
Meetings with your teacher depending on your teachers schedule and class size. Usually one, twenty minute session a week or every other week, and will be graded on your class participation category.
Policy for Missed Exams and Late Assignments:
Policy for Addressing Academic Dishonesty:
Minnesota Academic Standards Alignment
State Standards [if applicable]
National Standards [if applicable]
Course Instructor and Communications
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