Chinese 3B

Enrollment Message:

Required Textbook (Student book only; to be purchased by student): Learn Chinese With Me: Student’s Book 3, with 2 CDs by Chen Fu. Available from Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Chinese-Me-Students-Book/dp/7107177192/. Students must have a headset with earphone and microphone. 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 targeted to students who can infer meaning from contexts and use learned knowledge to conduct fundamental dialogic communication with others in Chinese around the general topics. This course will help students further develop their four major language skills by teaching them to use the key words and sentence structures to make comments on such topics as proposing travel destinations, describing friends, social network and birthday parties, talking about Chinese Kongfu, animal protection, ideal universities and professions. Students will work on a variety of task-based projects that prepare them for more complex Chinese communication and better understanding of the typical Chinese culture. Prerequisites: Chinese 3A - Mandarin

Course Objectives: Students will be able to:

• Maintain a conversation in Chinese to obtain the mutual understanding of the topics discussed and concerns shared by using simple phrases and sentence patterns.

• Express their thoughts on the personal and social topics or issues by using simple phrases or sentence patterns in a short paragraph using Chinese characters except for English proper nouns.

• Express the ideas that are deliverable with common English phrases, adverbs, conjunctions, and adjectives by defining, emphasizing, modifying, connecting and adding meaning to a part of the Chinese sentence.

• Use the passive voice, the rhetorical questions, and the conditional sentences in spoken and written communications.

• Apply socially and culturally appropriate languages and practices to formal and informal settings.

• Summarize the main ideas in the written and spoken communications on familiar or new topics.

• Explain the importance of the cultural practices, social systems, and social issues in the contemporary and traditional Chinese lives.

• Describe how a language is related to the development of a culture or vice versa by referring to a particular culture or a dialect.

Course Outline: At this level students continue their preparation for the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam administered by the College Board. In Chinese 3B students develop their Chinese vocabulary and understanding of grammar, while at the same time, deepening their knowledge of Chinese culture. The emphasis on culture in 3A and 3B shifts to a subject of study rather than functioning as a contextual backdrop as in earlier courses. In addition, Chinese Character learning and writing will be emphasized. Chinese 3B will be taught by a native Chinese instructor who has rich experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. A mandatory weekly synchronous group learning activity is emphasized in this course to enhance real time student-instructor and student-student interaction.

Unit 1: Making Suggestions

Unit 2: Chinese Traditions and Customs

Unit 3: My Social Life 1

Unit 4: My Social Life 2

Unit 5: My Future Plan

Resources Included: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: Required textbook (Student book only; to be purchased by student), Learn Chinese With Me: Student’s Book 4 with 2 CDs by Chen Fu. Available from Amazon.com.

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: 06403
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