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Chinese 1 Language and Culture (Honors)

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Subject Categories:
Global Language, Honors

Did you know that more than 1 billion people around the world speak Chinese? Learning Chinese is a step that can open doors to meeting new people, discovering different parts of the world, and doing work in all sorts of career paths! In Chinese 1, we will learn foundational skills in Mandarin listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Reading and writing will be done in simplified Chinese characters with traditional texts and vocabulary available for reference. By the end of the course, students will be able to use Chinese to introduce themselves and their families, and to talk about time and dates, school, transportation, and more! We will also discuss a variety of cultural topics. Every class in the course is engaging and interactive. Don’t let the challenge of learning a new language scare you — learning Chinese is a lot of fun!

Notes and Requirements
Grade Levels*:
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
(* Determined by Date of Birth and declared Grad Year. Enrollment outside these grade levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.)

Schedule Planning: Chinese 1 and 2 are taught in alternating two-year time blocks. For example, in 2023-24, Chinese 1 is 1:15 pm ET. and Chinese 2 is 8 am ET. In 2024-25, Chinese 2 will be 1:15 pm ET and Chinese 1 will be 8 am ET. In 2025-26, Chinese 2 will be 8 am ET and Chinese 1 will be 1:15 pm ET again. This alternating two-year plan provides students in various time zones an opportunity to take both Chinese 1 and 2 sequentially at the same time in their time zone during their grade 8-12 years.

Reviews from Students and Parents

“I took Chinese 1 as a Freshman and just finished Chinese 3 as a Junior. I have loved every minute of it! The teacher is terrific and does a wonderful job teaching students to speak, read and understand Chinese as well as explore Chinese culture. If you are interested in learning Chinese or becoming more proficient, I recommend you take this class!”

Wesley D

“This was the best Chinese course I have done. I have tried other courses but it isn’t the same. I highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to be able to speak, read, and write basic Chinese.”

Emma J

“I took 4 years of Rosetta Stone (I completed 2 levels) before this class, and I learned more Chinese in this one year than in all the previous years.”

Kayla R