Intro to Mandarin Grade
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.