Mandarin/Chinese I Prerequisite: None Open to grades 9-12
Course Description: Mandarin/Chinese I is designed to provide the basic communicative skills in Mandarin, Chinese culture and history. The student is required to develop a basic mastery of the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The students will learn Hanyu pinyin, radicals, word usages, sentence patterns, basic dialogues and short sentences in the real life situations. The course also presents an introduction to the culture/history of the Mandarin/Chinese-speaking world. The students are able to use formulaic language to engage conversations and appropriate responses in a culturally authentic way. This course is for beginning students or non-native speakers.
Adopted by the State Board of Education, Jan 7, 2009
World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve