Westlake Chinese School
Culture 5/College Prep Chinese
Title: Culture 5 and College Prep Chinese
Day/Time: Saturday 9:00am-11:00am
Location: Lee Burneson Middle School Room 142
2240 Dove Center Road,Westlake, Ohio
Instructor: Chan Zou
Culture 5/College Prep Chinese is designed to be comparable to the second semester year of a college/university course in Mandarin Chinese. High school students who wish to enroll in College Prep Chinese must have completed at least two years of Chinese study at the high school level.
This course will develop students’ comprehensive skills of learning Chinese, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn about various facets of Chinese culture including traditional festivals, food, folk music, etc.
This course will meet for 2 hours a week in the fall semester of 2014. Students who successfully complete this course may receive high school credit. This is based on the agreement with the high school, and students have to contact with their school for the agreement.
TEXTBOOKS & MATERIALS
The text book, Integrated Chinese Level 1, Part 2, has been used in many colleges and universities as well as AP Chinese classes in U.S. You can find the book at CSU bok store. You also can get the book from Amazon and the company website: http://www.cheng-tsui.com/store/products/integrated_chinese#Level+1+Part+2
When you buy the book, please make sure that you get the third edition and Simplified Character Edition.
1. Integrated Chinese Companion Site: http://www.integratedchinese.com/
2. Level 1.2: Textbook recording
1. Listening: Understand short, fix utterances and some sentence-length utterance, especially where context supports and some simple questions and statements about understanding and speech is clear. Students will also be able to comprehend limited vocabulary and some simple questions and statements about people, age, school, time, locations, interests,needs and daily activities.
2. Speaking: Make short statements and ask simple questions, primarily by replying on memorized utterances but occasionally by recombining familiar phrases and fragments. Vocabulary centers on areas such as common objects, places, daily activities, hobbies, etx. Speak in Mandarin on daily topics. Ask and answer questions on a variety of everyday topics.
3. Reading: Identify a limited number of character components and high-frequency characters in areas of immediate need. Students will be able to read typical messages for instructional and directional purposes, Recognize a certain number of Chinese vocabulary.
4. Writing: Students will memorize 200 new Chinese characters in writing. Vocabulary center on areas such as common objects, places, daily activities, hobbies, etc. Students will be able to write fixed expressions, some short phrases, short statements, diaries, email, logs, letter, and compositions in Chinese characters.
5. Grammar: Understand and use the basic vocabulary, sentence patters, and grammars in the lessons learned
6. Culture: Gain basic knowledge, awareness and appreciation of Chinese culture.
1. Lesson 11: Talking about the Weather
Dialogue I: Tomorrow’s Weather Will Be Even Better
Dialogue II: The Weather Here Is Awful
2. Lesson 12: Dining
Dialogue I: Dining Out
Dialogue II: Eating in a Cafeteria
3. Lesson 13: Asking Directions
Dialogue I: Where Are You Off To
Dialogue II: Going to Chinatown
4. Lesson 14: Birthday Party
Dialogue I: Let’s Go to a Party
Dialogue II: Attending a Birthday Party
5. Lesson 15: Seeing a Doctor
Dialogue I: My Stomachache Is Killing Me
Dialogue II: Allergies
Homework will be given at the end of each class. It is important that you plan enough time (eg. at least one hour a day) for studying: reading, memorizing, practicing, reviewing, and doing listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing exercises. The homework will be checked and collected every week.
Regular class attendance is required. Absences will be excused only upon presentation of a valid excuse (parents’ notes), if you miss a class, you are responsible for the work and are expected to turn it in, and you are responsible for coming to the following class prepared. The student who has a good attendance record will get extra credit.
The student is expected to make a strong effort to participate in classes activities and conversation, and attempt to respond to questions.
Two exams will be administered during the semester:
The final exam
The course grad will be based on the following:
1. Student performance: attendance, participation 30%
2. Homework 20%
3. Midterm exam 20%
4. Cultural Study: 10%
5. Final exam: 20%
100-90 = A
89-80 = B
79-70 = C
69-60 = D
60 or less = F