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WEIGHTED: 0.666 or 1.0
Grade: 12

Credit: 1 unit
C- or above in previous course or teacher approval

Students will review grammatical structures, write compositions, make oral presentations, and read and discuss a variety of
texts at an advanced level. Thematic units include environment, travel, cuisine, modern China, and traditional China. In class,
students are expected to work well both independently and in groups and to speak exclusively the target language. In the
examinations, students will be expected to discuss the IBO themes in a group as well as individually; to read with
comprehension a wide variety of texts; and to write and speak with grammatical accuracy, displaying a broad range of
vocabulary. The class may meet with and be combined with Chinese IV. Due to limited enrollment, this class may not be
offered in every building every year. For this course only IBDP candidates have the option of taking the IB Mandarin
Chinese Ab initio exam. The IB Mandarin Chinese SL exam may be offered to eligible students and with teacher
approval. Refer to the Advanced Studies section for IB distinctions, grading, testing and exam fee requirements. This
class may be offered for dual credit to eligible students. Dual credit information can also be found under the Advanced
Studies section.