Chinese I

CHINESE I: Chinese I, a course based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, introduces students to
effective strategies for beginning Chinese language learning, and to various aspects of Chinese-speaking
culture. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing
opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate
greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations on familiar topics, and write
simple sentences using characters. This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening
comprehension skills, such as recognizing characters and sounds of familiar words and comprehending
brief oral directions. Additionally, students will examine the practices, products and perspectives of
Chinese- speaking culture; recognize basic routine practices of the target culture; and recognize and use
situation-appropriate non-verbal communication. This course further emphasizes making connections
across content areas and the application of understanding Chinese language and culture outside of the


Length: Year

Offered: Fall/Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One


Grade Level: 9-10-11-12

Course Prerequisites: None


Application: None

Tryout : None

Counselor Approval Required: None


Dual Credit: None

Weighted: No


Diploma PathFulfills a World Language Requirement for all Diplomas

Quantitative Reasoning: No