Course Description

In this class, we will study the vocabulary, grammar, social factors, and dialects etc. of the Chinese language in the following two settings: Shopping and Transportation.

This class is taught in an interactive classroom setting. Students are required to actively participate in all class activities. Such as games, student presentations, projects, and role plays etc.. You will not only learn from the textbook and your teacher, but also learn from each other. It is critical that you take the initiative of exploring the culture and language outside the classroom so that you can share the learning with the class.

Required Materials:

Þ Text Book - Integrated Chinese
Þ Handouts and other supplement materials from the teacher

Course Requirement and Assessment

Attendance (5%)

Timely arrival and being able to stay for the full class session are expected.
You are expected to be in the classroom when the Bell rings. Please take care of personal business before the Bell rings, including bathroom and lockers.
Þ No bathroom is allowed during the class.
Þ No Purchasing Drink is allowed during the class period.
Þ Please have your class material ready before you come to the class, including notebook, pencils, Textbook, homework assignment etc.
Þ You have two emergency hallway passes. If you do not use the hallway passes, two points will be added to your final exam.

Active class participation (5%)

You are required to participate assigned classroom activities. Refuse to participate will result in up to 15 points deduction from your final grade.
There will be a variety of venues for your participation in the classroom, including group discussions, and questions and comments about the homework, assignment and projects. A simple question or a short comment from you may just be right to set a great conversation going. Try to form the habit of speaking up early in the trimester. Please be attentive and respectful to your fellow classmates when they speak.

Classroom Discipline (5%)

Talking during the class without teacher’s permission is restricted. There are 5 discipline points for every class. Every time your name is called due to discipline issue, 1 point will be deducted from your total points. When there are no points let, you will be directed to the AP’s office. For the time that you are gone, you are considered absence.

Quizzes (25%)

Þ There are quizzes for each lesson, including vocabulary, speech and grammar.
Þ There are surprise quizzes at the end of the classes. The quiz content will be the knowledge covered in that class.
Þ There are two lesson tests,

Project (20%)

There are three projects
Project 1 – Chinese Website Advertisement and create an advertising poster/brochure
Project 2 – Plan a touring even
The content, requirement, due dates and rubrics will be provided later.

Homework/assignments (25%)

Homework is expected to be turned in on the following school day. Delayed homework is expected to be turned in within one week from the due date. After the one-week period, any homework turned in will only get half the points.
There are also in-class assignments that are expected to be turned in before the end of the class. No late in-class assignment will be accepted.

Exam (15%)

There will be one final exam.


Important Note: Cheating during exams and plagiarism for your writing assignments are strictly prohibited. If attempted, they will automatically result in your failing the course.