Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Chinese 1 is a year-long course. Students will learn the basics of Chinese culture, Pinyin, writing Chinese characters, and common elements in simple conversation.
Students will be able to ask and answer simple questions in everyday situations based on Utah Chinese curriculum map and ACTFL guidelines. The objectives will consist of at least 13 common conversation questions such as greetings, name, age, birthday, school, grade, residence, family members, hobbies, favorite color, nationality, languages spoken, time, date, day or the week. Students will also be able to write a self-introduction paragraph about themselves using a minimum of 25 Chinese characters including name, age, birthday, school, grade, residence, family members, hobbies, favorite color, nationality, and languages spoken, The objective will consist of at least 50 common Chinese characters that are all part of the Utah Chinese curriculum map for first year students and are common to most beginning level textbooks as well as ACTFL guidelines.
Assessment of Progress
Students will be given scores each week that will be based on individual preparation, behavior, participation, in-class assignments and assessments, performance proficiency, and his/her use of Chinese in the classroom. There will be a quiz each week. If a student misses a quiz and wishes to make it up, he/she can arrange a time with the teacher to do this.
Participation / Performance 20%
Language Use 20%
Journal Writing 20%
Material for this course will come from content designed by the teacher as well as content from, Easy Steps to Chinese, Textbook 1 and Workbook 1.
To be successful in this course, it is important that students attend class every day. We will adhere to the attendance policy here at Provo High School. Students are expected to be respectful to the teacher and classmates. It is very important that students be proactive in seeking out all opportunities to use the language
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
There will be opportunities during the course to do a project that students will be able to choose something that they would be interested in doing. For example, learn and perform a song, do a skit with other classmates, etc. Time will be provided during class to complete these assignments.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Grades will be updated at least weekly on Powerschool. There will also be an opportunity during Parent-Teacher conferences to discuss the progress of students.
Connecting Home to School
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Statement and other items (optional)
Students are encouraged to come up with interesting and meaningful uses of the Chinese language and culture. Students are allowed to present these activities to the teacher for credit. Upon completion, students will be awarded points according to the scope and quality of the work.