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Intermediate Chinese I

Intermediate Chinese I

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Quick Overview

Students are introduced to Mandarin Chinese through a series of dynamic and engaging animations based on authentic Chinese stories. These stories share an aspect of Chinese culture and language from famous myths to historical tales familiar to all Chinese children. Each story introduces key vocabulary words and phrases that are then practiced through a series interactive games and activities. In addition, other video and media materials are used to further demonstrate culture and daily life in China. Students are introduced to simplified Characters throughout the course and targeted character based activities help to prepare students how to read and write Chinese characters. Students are challenged with comprehension quizzes at the end of every unit, as well as teacher-graded assignments where they will be able to speak Mandarin Chinese. All of the materials in the course are designed to familiarize students with Chinese culture, characters, vocabulary and simple phrases.
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Course Description

Students are introduced to Mandarin Chinese through a series of dynamic and engaging animations based on authentic Chinese stories. These stories share an aspect of Chinese culture and language from famous myths to historical tales familiar to all Chinese children. Each story introduces key vocabulary words and phrases that are then practiced through a series interactive games and activities. In addition, other video and media materials are used to further demonstrate culture and daily life in China. Students are introduced to simplified Characters throughout the course and targeted character based activities help to prepare students how to read and write Chinese characters. Students are challenged with comprehension quizzes at the end of every unit, as well as teacher-graded assignments where they will be able to speak Mandarin Chinese. All of the materials in the course are designed to familiarize students with Chinese culture, characters, vocabulary and simple phrases.

 
 
Course Outline

Unit 1: Numbers

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can count from 1 to 10. 2. I can understand the stroke order for the numbers 1 to 10 in Chinese. 3. I can count to 10 using the Chinese finger method.
  • Authentic Story: Houyi and the Ten Suns

Unit 2: Greetings

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can greet other people. 2. I can start a conversation.
  • Authentic Story: The Mice and the Rice Ball

Unit 3: Family

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can recognize family words. 2. I can talk about my own family.
  • Authentic Story: Kong Rong and the Pears

Unit 4: Home

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can talk about objects at home. 2. I can talk about what I do at home.
  • Authentic Story: The Frog and the Well

Unit 5: Adjectives/ Colors

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can say the colors. 2. I can describe how things look.
  • Authentic Story: The Box and the Pearl

Unit 6: School

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can tell you about my classroom. 2. I can tell you about school.
  • Authentic Story: Kuang Heng Studies in Despite of Adversity

Unit 7: Food

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can name different kinds of foods. 2. I can describe what to eat for breakfast lunch and dinner.
  • Authentic Story: One Rice Thousand Gold

Unit 8: Review and Test

Unit 9: Animals

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can say the animals of the Chinese Zodiac. 2. I know which year of the Zodiac I am.
  • Authentic Story: Zodiac

Unit 10: Friends

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can describe my friends and people around me. 2. I can say how I feel.
  • Authentic Story: Si Ma Guang Breaks the Bat

Unit 11: Nature

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can describe the weather. 2. I can say what I like and don’t like about the weather and nature.
  • Authentic Story: Chang E Ascends to the Moon

Unit 12: Seasons

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can say the seasons. 2. I can list some holidays. 3. I can tell the important days of the year.
  • Authentic Story: The Nian Monster

Unit 13: Clothing

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can describe what I am wearing. 2. I can recognize articles of clothing.
  • Authentic Story: Chinese Clothing

Unit 14: Places

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can tell you where my favorite places are. 2. I can say where I like to go.
  • Authentic Story: Men Mu San Qiang

Unit 15: Professions

  • Can do Statements: 1. I can tell you what I want to be when I grow up. 2. I can tell you what my parents do.
  • Authentic Story: The Man on the Rafters

Unit 16: Review and Test

Additional Information

Course Length 10 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials

Many K12 courses utilize physical materials in addition to the online content.  These materials may include the following.


K12
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.