MANDARIN CHINESE I
Credit: 1 unit
PREREQUISITE: Modern Language teacher approval
NOTE: Also offered through R-7 Online Academy
This course teaches the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese and introduces the cultures of the Chinese-speaking peoples. It
emphasizes the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; the use of practical vocabulary, and elementary
grammar. Thematic units include an introduction to the Chinese language, greetings, family, school and friendships. Students
listen to and tell stories, write short creative stories, and develop reading skills. Because of the complexity of the written and
spoken language, a higher level of dedication and time outside of class are required. Active class participation is essential.
Because this class emphasizes communication, regular attendance is required. This class is not intended for native speakers.
NOTE: Chinese I may meet in combined classes with another level of Chinese. This class may not be offered at every
building every year.