Curriculum

Middle School Chinese

Middle School Chinese I

A Premium World Language Course
1 year
Available to Grades 6-8

This fun, interactive course for middle school students is filled with diverse, multimedia language activities. The instruction is equivalent to that found in the first semester of high school Chinese I.

Students begin their introduction to Mandarin Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of world 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 that 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 help students learn characters.

Students should expect to be actively engaged in their language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored.

This course has no projects.

Middle School Chinese II

A Premium World Language Course
1 year
Available to Grades 6-8
Prerequisite: Middle School Chinese I

Students continue their language-learning adventure by progressing to this next level of middle school Mandarin Chinese. The instruction is equivalent to that found in the second semester of high school Chinese I.

Students begin their introduction to Chinese by focusing on the four key areas of world 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 that 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 help students learn characters.

Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored.

This course has no projects.

    World Language Courses Ignitia
    (No Middle School World Languages Available)
    Premium Course with Enlightium teacher - Available at an Additional Cost Premium Course with FuelEd teacher - Available at an Additional Cost
    Middle School Chinese I

    Middle School Chinese II

       
    Middle School French I

    Middle School French II

       
    Middle School German I

    Middle School German II

     
    Middle School Latin I

    Middle School Latin II

     
    Middle School Spanish I

    Middle School Spanish II

       
  • Middle School 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.
    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.

      Ignitia
    (No Middle School World Languages Available)
    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 middle school students enrolled in the Diamond Program at no additional cost as long as the total course load does not surpass 6 credits.

Middle School Electives

  Standard Electives
(Includes Offline Electives)
Premium Electives
(Includes All Paid Electives)
Bronze Up to 1.0 electives at no extra cost* Extra cost
Silver Up to 1.0 electives at no extra cost* Extra cost
Silver+ Up to 1.0 electives at no extra cost* Extra cost
Gold Up to 1.0 electives at no extra cost* Extra cost
Diamond Up to 1.5 electives, including 1.0 premium electives at no extra cost*
Sapphire Up to 1.5 electives, including 1.0 premium electives at no extra cost*
*Includes Offline Physical Education; Health Quest can be assigned instead per counselor approval. Physical Education elective is required for grades 3-8.
Premium Middle School Electives
Bronze

Silver

Silver+

Gold

Diamond

Sapphire

Care2Rock Online Music Lessons (Grades PreK-12) $650 per semester
$1,250 per year
Creative Kids Acting (Grades PreK-12) $650 per semester
$1,250 per year
Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program (Grades 3-8) $650 per semester
$1,200 per year
$500 per semester
$900 per year
Premium World Language: French, German, Spanish (Grades 6-8) $500 per 0.5 credit
$750 per 1 credit
$400 per 0.5 credit
$650 per 1 credit
Premium World Language: Chinese, Latin (Grades 6-8) $850 per 0.5 credit
$1,350 per 1 credit
$750 per 0.5 credit
$1,250 per 1 credit

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