Chinese 2B

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 and is designed for students who are able to carry on basic Chinese conversations in real-life situations and read simple dialogues and short paragraphs. In this course, students will continue to consolidate their sentence-level communication competency through communicative task-based learning about topics such as talking about Chinese traditional sports and popular sport matches, purchasing tickets, borrowing/returning books at libraries, talking about favorite music/musical instrument/bands, travelling, hotel check-in, weather and the Spring Festival. They will deepen their knowledge of Chinese cultures by following the multimedia e-textbook to learn about topics such as the Spring Festival customs, Chinese dining etiquette, Chinese garden, Chinese painting and related geographic spots in southeast China. Prerequisites: Chinese 2A - Mandarin

Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

• Communicate their thoughts and intentions such as personal interests, needs, memorable experiences, school life, opinions, effectively by applying memorized phrases and sentence patterns.

• Talk about the past and future events briefly by applying memorized sentence patterns and the correct verb formats.

• Communicate their thoughts and intentions clearly by emphasizing the part of the speech, attaching correct measure words to specific nouns, using prepositions and adverbs for frequency and extent of an action, and using a simple conditional sentence.

• Exchange personal and business information briefly via email, letter, and phone.

• Interpret the main ideas in the short paragraphs written in Chinese characters and the meanings of common Chinese symbols and signs.

• Write short sentences partially in Chinese characters using a word processor.

• Explain how the language is related to the cultural and social practices such as sports events, music instruments, buying tickets, ordering food, and reserving a table or a room.

• Identify cultural differences between China and the U.S. in regard to art appreciation, wedding, ethnic foundations, educational systems, transportation, and civic practices.

Course Outline: Chinese 2B will be taught by a native Chinese instructor who has rich experiences in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Weekly synchronous group learning activity is emphasized in this course to enhance real time student-instructor and student-student interaction.

Unit 0: Student Orientation

Unit 1: Chinese Culture and Tradition 1

Unit 2: Chinese Culture and Tradition 2

Unit 3: City Life in China 1

Unit 4: City Life in China 2

Unit 5: Education in China

Resources Included: This course uses the Chinese Your Way e-Text, 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. MSU-CI 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: 06402
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