Chinese 1

For Grades: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Teacher: Laoshi, Yunnmay (May) Tyan

Chinese 1 is an introduction to the Chinese language and culture. Students will study the Chinese pinyin system, radicals, Chinese numbers, characters, words, sentence patterns, and grammar that will enable them to begin to speak, read, understand, and typewrite the Chinese language. By the end of this course, students will be able to: (1) exchange basic greetings, (2) ask for someone’s name, (3) use basic kinship terms to name family members, (4) ask someone’s profession and name common professions, (5) talk about times and dates, ages, and birthdays, (6) ask about someone’s hobbies and name common hobbies, (7) make plans for the weekend, (8) introduce someone to another, and (9) briefly describe a visit to a friend’s house.  Students will also study Chinese history and culture and customs related to the lesson themes.

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