Chinese III

CHINESE III:  This course is based on Indiana’s Academic Standards for World Languages, builds upon effective strategies for Chinese language learning by facilitating the use of the language and cultural understanding for self-directed purposes. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to initiate, sustain and  close conversations; exchange detailed information in oral and written form; and write simple paragraphs using characters. This course also emphasizes the continued development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as using radicals, stroke order, and stroke count to guess meaning. Students will address the presentational mode by presenting student created material on a variety of topics, as well as reading aloud to practice appropriate pronunciation. Additionally, students will continue to develop understanding of Chinese speaking culture through recognition of the interrelations among the practices, products and perspectives of the target culture; discussion of significant events in the target culture; and investigation of elements that shape cultural identity in the target culture. This course further emphasizes making connections across content areas as well the application of understanding Chinese language and culture outside of the classroom.


Length: Year

Offered: Fall/Spring

Number of Periods per Semester: One


Grade Level: 9-10-11-12

Course Prerequisites: Chinese II


Application: None

Tryout : None

Counselor Approval Required: None


Dual Credit: No

Weighted: No


Diploma PathFulfills a World Language Requirement for all Diplomas

Quantitative Reasoning: No