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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.
Unit 1: Numbers
Unit 2: Greetings
Unit 3: Family
Unit 4: Home
Unit 5: Adjectives/ Colors
Unit 6: School
Unit 7: Food
Unit 8: Review and Test
Unit 9: Animals
Unit 10: Friends
Unit 11: Nature
Unit 12: Seasons
Unit 13: Clothing
Unit 14: Places
Unit 15: Professions
Unit 16: Review and Test
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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
CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor
Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)
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