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High School Chinese I Fluency

A Premium World Language Course
1 credit
Available to Grades 9-12

Students begin their introduction to Mandarin Chinese with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of world-language study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and character study. The extensive use of authentic materials (video, audio, images, or texts) allows for a contextualized and interactive presentation of the vocabulary and the linguistic structures. Students are actively engaged in completing task-based activities individually and collaboratively while formulating and testing hypotheses about different aspects of the target language. The materials and the activities engage students in such a way that they learn to develop the necessary metacognitive strategies to be successful in the processing of the authentic input and in negotiating meaning to reach mutual understanding with other speakers. Cultural information relevant to China and Chinese communities around the world permeate the materials from beginning to end.

Important Details on this Premium World Language Course

Premium World Language courses are not available through Ignitia, but instead are offered through Fueled on the Peak platform.

Premium courses are either:

  • Taught by an Enlightium teacher; standard teacher response and grading times occur
  • Taught by a Fueled instructor; grading and response times will vary, but instructors will respond within 24 hours during office hours.

This Premium World Language course is taught by a Fueled instructor; grading and response times will vary, but instructors will respond within 24 hours during office hours. 

Please also note that there is an additional cost for Premium World Language courses because they are offered through a third party and because some courses include outside instruction; there is no additional fee for students enrolled in the Diamond Program. View add-on fee details for any Premium World Language Course below. 

High School World Languages Available
World Language Courses Ignitia:
No Additional Cost*
Premium Course with Enlightium teacher:
Additional Cost*
Premium Course with FuelEd teacher:
Additional Cost*
American Sign Language     1 Credit: $1,250
0.5 Credit: $750
Chinese I Competency
Chinese II Competency
Chinese I Fluency
Chinese II Fluency
    1 Credit: $1,250
0.5 Credit: $750
High School French I
High School French II
   
French I Competency
French II Competency
French III Competency
French I Fluency
French II Fluency
AP French
  1 Credit: $650
0.5 Credit: $400 
 
German I Competency
German II Competency
   1 Credit: $650
0.5 Credit: $400 
 
Koine Greek A
   
Latin I Competency
Latin II Competency
  1 Credit: $650
0.5 Credit: $400  
 
High School Spanish I
High School Spanish II
High School Spanish III
✔     
Spanish I Competency
Spanish II Competency
Spanish III Competency
Spanish I Fluency
Spanish II Fluency
AP Spanish
    1 Credit: $650
0.5 Credit: $400 
 
Ignitia vs. Premium World Language Courses
World Language Courses Ignitia - Available at No Additional Cost* Premium Course with Enlightium teacher - Available at an Additional Cost* Premium Course with FuelEd teacher - Available at an Additional Cost*
Available within Ignitia (No Separate Platform Needed)  ✔    
Additional Cost for Most Support Levels**    $ $$
Reading and Writing Based    
Focuses on all Four Areas of Communication: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking    ✔
Includes Speaking and Listening Rich Components and More Multimedia elements such as Videos and Practice Activities    ✔

**Premium World Language courses are available to high school students enrolled in the Diamond Program at no additional cost as long as the total course load does not surpass 7 credits.

Competency vs. Fluency Premium World Language Courses

Competency

The Premium World Languages Competency courses take a traditional approach to language learning by focusing on the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are introduced to vocabulary themes, grammar concepts, sentence structure, and culture through explicit instruction and guided, self-paced learning.

Fluency

The Premium World Languages Fluency courses are based on world language immersion methodology. They apply language skills practiced through observation and intuition within a context, task-based activity, or real-life theme. Proficiency is developed through media-rich activities and videos. Authentic content allows students to negotiate pathways for meaning, express spontaneous thoughts, build metacognitive skills, and acquire a deeper understanding of other cultures. These courses are more intensive and provide a greater challenge to the student; however, the hard work and dedication required to succeed in Fluency courses will pay off as students will acquire a deeper understanding of the target language and be better prepared for real world language use.

*Add-On Fees
  Bronze Silver Silver
Premium
Gold Platinum Diamond
Ignitia World Language
Premium World Language with Enlightium teacher 1 Year: $750
1 Semester: $500
1 Year: $650
1 Semester: $400
Premium World Language with
FuelEd teacher
1 Year: $1,350
1 Semester: $850
1 Year: $1,250
1 Semester: $750

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