Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Chinese 3, 4 Honors is a year-long course. Students will continue learning Chinese culture, writing 200 – 300 new Chinese characters, and expanding their ability to carry on basic conversations on a variety of topics.
The learning targets offer language knowledge and practice centering on the common topics in everyday life such as “relatives”, “looks”, “seeing a doctor”, “seasons”, “occupations”, “hobbies”, “subjects”, “school facilities”, “stationery”, “food market”, “snacks”, “eating out”, “community”, “asking for directions” and “neighbors”.
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 3 and Workbook 3.
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.