Into to Mandarin Chinese

  • Intro to Mandarin Grade Level 8

    Intro to Mandarin is a fun, interactive course for middle school students. The course is filled with diverse, multimedia language activities. Students begin their introduction to Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of: a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept; reading and listening comprehension activities; speaking and writing activities; multimedia cultural presentations and interactive activities; and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Both Chinese characters and pinyin are presented together throughout the course and specific character practices are introduced.

Spanish I

  • Spanish I                                                                                                                                                  

    Spanish I is an introductory course that focuses on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course engages students in direct oral and written communication for authentic purposes.  Spanish I provides an initial study of the sounds, vocabulary, and structures of the language. The course also introduces cultural perspectives, practices, and products of Spanish and Hispanic societies. Students are encouraged to use the language within and beyond the school setting and to make connections to their disciplines.

Spanish II

  • Spanish II

    This course continues the first year's study of basic grammar, culture, and vocabulary. It develops and refines the student’s communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing for authentic purposes. New material is introduced in a contextual manner, and there is general expansion in the areas of pronunciation, vocabulary, and structures of the language, as well as in cultural perspectives, and practices of Spanish and Hispanic societies. Students are encouraged to use the language within and beyond the school setting and to make connections to other disciplines.



World Languages Department