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Beginning Chinese I

Beginning Chinese I

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This introductory Chinese course provides a fun, interactive experience for a student�s first exposure to the Chinese language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story from China. This course, designed specifically for younger students, focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition through stories, games, songs, and practice activities. Students are exposed to the Chinese language and Chinese-speaking cultures in a fun environment where they can explore meanings and begin to express themselves through simple words and phrases.
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Course Description

This introductory Chinese course provides a fun, interactive experience for a student’s first exposure to the Chinese language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story from China. This course, designed specifically for younger students, focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition through stories, games, songs, and practice activities. Students are exposed to the Chinese language and Chinese-speaking cultures in a fun environment where they can explore meanings and begin to express themselves through simple words and phrases.

 
 
Course Outline

Unit 1: Greetings

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can greet others. 2. I can start a conversation. 3. I can end a conversation.
  • Authentic Story: Little Tadpoles Looking for Their Mother

Unit 2: Numbers

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can count from 1 to 10. 2. I can make ordinal numbers using the numbers I just learned.
  • Authentic Story: Monkeys Saving the Moon

Unit 3: Family

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can recognize family words. 2. I can say who is in my family.
  • Authentic Story: Pull the Radish

Unit 4: Colors

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can name different colors. 2. I can name my favorite color.
  • Authentic Story: The Magic Brush

Unit 5: School

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can tell you about my classroom. 2. I can recognize classroom words.
  • Authentic Story: Read by the Light of Bagged Fireflies

Unit 6: Review

Unit 7: Body Parts

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can talk about my body. 2. I can name different parts of my body.
  • Authentic Story: Blind Men Touching an Elephant

Unit 8: Animals

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can name some animals. 2. I can say what animals I like.
  • Authentic Story: The Fox Assuming the Majesty of the Tiger

Unit 9: Days of the Week

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can name the days of the week. 2. I can tell what today is.
  • Authentic Story: The lazy Han Hao Bird

Unit 10: Food

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can name food I eat. 2. I can name food I drink.
  • Authentic Story: Losing Sleep and Forgetting Meals

Unit 11: Descriptions

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can talk about the size of something or someone. 2. I can say whether something is heavy or light.
  • Authentic Story: Small Horse Crossing the River

Unit 12: Review

Additional Information

Course Length 10 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials

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Standard Kits

STANDARD kits contain K12 course materials that are required for completion of the course.  These kits include K12 authored materials and/or difficult to procure materials that a student needs to complete a course. Printed reference guides are not included in Standard kits.


Consumable
Materials

CONSUMABLE kits contain only those materials from the standard kit that are intended for one time use. Families who purchase a Standard kit for Child A could later purchase a Consumable kit for Child B to complete the same course.


Additional
Materials

Offered for added convenience, ADDITIONAL kits contain easily obtained materials needed for the course which a family may already have in their home. 


Learning
Coach and/or Student Reference Guides are available for purchase with some courses.  Electronic versions of these reference guides are also available within digital courses.

Course Start Date

Courses Taught by a K12 Teacher

Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 4 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.

Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Using  Mobile Devices with the Online School

Unfortunately, many portable devices do not support the software products required to run the Online School. These devices may include (but not limited to): Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Kindles, eReaders, and Andriod phones.

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.

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