Chinese 1B

Enrollment Message:

Students must have a headset with earphone and microphone. The "Simplified Chinese Language Pack” and the free Adobe Acrobat Connect Add-in must be installed their computer. Some elements of the course are not Mac compatible. Students must sign up for a mandatory weekly lab session by the first week of class. Please go to https://pro2.educ.msu.edu/CIlabregistration/ to register the student for a lab session. Please record the lab session confirmation number.* Each student may ONLY choose one weekly lab session. * Lab sessions are to have 4 to 8 students. Lab session may be canceled or combined. MSU-CI Chinese courses have a minimum of 4 enrollments or the course could be canceled.

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. In this course, students will work on basic communication competency through conversations about topics such as exchanging personal and family information, making travel arrangements, ordering foods in restaurants, discussing class schedules, making phone calls, reading maps and reserving rooms in a hotel. With the help of our multimedia e-textbook, students will complete daily learning tasks independently while attend mandatory weekly synchronous lab sessions to elaborate on and clarify their independent learning experience. Prerequisites: Chinese 1A - Mandarin

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, students will be able to:

1. Initiate brief conversations in exchanging personal and family information.

2. Initiate simple conversations in various situations, such as making travel arrangements, and ordering foods in restaurants.

3. Identify and use culturally appropriate greetings and phrases in their everyday situations.

4. Pronounce and type basic Chinese words in pinyin.

5. Explain the cultural and geographical importance of historical cities in China such as Jingde Zhen.

6. Identify similarities and differences in cultural practices between China and the students’ culture.

Course Outline:

Unit 1 : Telling Locations and Opinions - Exchanging opinions and exchanging information about places.

Unit 2 : Comparison 7 Contrast - Making comparisons and contrasts using simple Chinese sentence structures.stics and appearance.

Unit 3 : Planning & Suggesting - Making plans and suggestions by appropriately responding to specific Chinese question sentences.

Unit 4 - Shopping - Learning to use basic Chinese words and sentence patterns for shopping and bargaining

Unit 5 - My Schedule - Expressing one’s schedule by using sentences in a progressive tense.

Unit 6 - How & Where - Exchanging information by using How and Where questions.

Resources Included: This course uses the Chinese Your Way e-Textbook, which is included in the cost of the course. Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: Students must have a headset (headphones and microphone).

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: Students must sign up for a mandatory weekly lab session by the first week of class. Please go to https://pro2.educ.msu.edu/CIlabregistration/ to register the student for a lab session. Please record the lab session confirmation number.* Each student may ONLY choose one weekly lab session. * Lab sessions are to have 4 to 8 students. Lab session may be canceled or combined. CI-MSU Chinese courses require a minimum of 4 enrollments or the course could be canceled.

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
NCAA Approved: Yes
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 06401
MDE Endorsement Code: FR - Chinese (Mandarin)
MMC Minimum Requirements: World Language

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Confucius Institute
Instructor Provider: Confucius Institute

Course Type: Confucius Institute