WLG240: Chinese II

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Students continue their study of Chinese by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. 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. Character recognition and practice are a key focus of the course and students are expected to learn several characters each unit. However, pinyin is still presented with characters throughout the course to aid in listening and reading comprehension. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking regions, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

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Course Length

Two Semesters

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Prerequisites

WLG140: Chinese I, Middle School Chinese 1 and 2, or equivalent

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Course Outline

The High School Chinese II course helps students

  • Engage in language learning
  • Review and expand their study of common vocabulary topics
  • Gain a deeper understanding of a wide range of grammar patterns
  • Participate in expanded conversations and respond appropriately to a variety of conversational prompts
  • Communicate more meaningfully using correct vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Read, write, speak, and listen for meaning in Chinese
  • Further their study and use of Chinese characters
  • Analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking regions
  • Regularly assess progress in proficiency through quizzes, tests, and speaking/writing submissions

Vocabulary Theme

  • Each unit presents a new set of vocabulary words pertaining to a particular theme. Each topic is first presented in context and then the vocabulary is further practiced through a variety of interactive activities and practices. A printable vocabulary list is also provided.

Grammar Concept

  • Each unit introduces a new grammar pattern. The concept is first introduced in a contextualized situation and then presented in a multimedia grammar animation. The concept is then further practiced in several interactive activities throughout the unit. A printable explanation of the pattern is also provided.

Presentation of Culture through Culture Videos

  • In each unit students learn about various cultural aspects (e.g. practices, products, and perspectives) of a Chinese-speaking country through short video presentations.

"Out of Seat" Activities

  • Several times during the year, students are given opportunities to use the language "outside" the course. These are specific assignments directing students to interact in a genuine way with the Chinese language or Chinese-speaking cultures.

Speaking and Writing Activities

  • Students complete speaking and writing activities in each unit. These activities give students a chance to become more familiar with the speaking and writing patterns of Chinese by applying them in communicative situations.

Listening and Reading Comprehension Activities

  • Each unit contains both listening and reading comprehension practices. They are based on the vocabulary, grammar, or culture concepts presented that unit and challenge students to identify the main ideas and significant details of the listening/reading excerpts.

Assessments

  • Listening and reading comprehension quizzes verify that students comprehend the main ideas and/or significant details of target language passages or conversations.
  • Culture comprehension quizzes verify that students have understood important concepts presented in the culture presentations.
  • Unit tests assess students' mastery of the vocabulary words and grammar concepts presented that unit. Each unit test also includes reading and listening comprehension questions and an oral or written assessment.
  • Midterm and Semester Exams are comprehensive in nature. Not only do they assess students' knowledge of the language, but they also assess students’ ability to produce the language in a communicative way. Midterms and Semester Exams include both oral and written assessments.

"Life-long Learner" Assignments

  • Each semester students are required to create a plan for incorporating Chinese into their daily lives. They accomplish this by outlining the long-term benefits of learning Chinese, by making goals for what they want to accomplish with their mastery of the language, and by creating a plan for accomplishing their goals.

"Explore" Activities

  • These activities help students develop a more profound understanding of Chinese-speaking countries and cultures.

Discussion Board Activities

  • There is one discussion board activity in each semester. These activities provide opportunities for students to interact with other students and practice their new language.

Journal

  • Journal assignments allow students to make cultural comparisons, reinforce new vocabulary and grammar patterns, and practice communicating in the language.

Pronunciation

  • Pronunciation lessons are presented in short animation videos. These videos focus on the unique sounds of the language. Follow-up activities throughout the unit provide additional practices for students to improve their pronunciation skills.
  • Pinyin and Characters
  • There is much more emphasis on characters during the second year of Chinese. The use of Pinyin becomes secondary and students become less and less dependent on it throughout the year. In addition to regular vocabulary acquisition, students are required to learn, recognize, and type between 10-14 characters each unit. There is a character test at the end of each unit.

Semester 1

Table providing curriculum detail for High School Chinese 2 Semester 1. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture

Unit 1

Greetings

STPVO review

Wedding Customs

Unit 2

Family

Meanings of  介绍

Uses of  一下

 

Unit 3

Descriptions

是 +adj. +的

Games

Unit 4

Clothing

Comparisons (review + new)

1. A+比+B+adj.

2. A+没有+B+adj.

3. A+跟+B+(不)一样

 

Unit 5

Shopping & Money

Uses of as a preposition

1. 在+ noun of time

2. 在 + noun of place

Uses of 在as a verb

Riddles

Unit 6

Pastimes

Adverbs of degree:  很、真、and 太

 

Unit 7

Numbers to 100

How to use 是 and 很 Also how to use

like "very”.

National Holidays

Unit 8

Character Review

Prepositions:
1.  给
2.  为、为了
3.  对

 

Unit 9  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 10

Measurements

How to use 的、地、and 得

 

Unit 11

Food

Uses of

Chinese Expressions

Unit 12

Cooking

How to use 又、再、and 还.

 

Unit 13

At School

Uses of V.+ 上

1. To show an upward movement: 爬上、飞上.

2. To indicate the completion of an action: 关上、穿上、赶上、考上.

3. To indicate an action begins and will continue: 吃上了、聊上了、喜欢上了.

Traveling in China

Unit 14

Home

Uses of 从。。。到。。。

 

Unit 15

Music

1. always  一直、总、总是

2. besides  除了...以外...

Seasonal Holidays

Unit 16

Telling Time

V  +的 + N
“两” 和“二”:在量词前一般用两,不用二.

 

Unit 17

Character Review

Character Review

Dumplings, Wontons, and Buns

Unit 18  Final Review and Test

 

Semester 2

Table providing curriculum detail for High School Chinese 2 Semester 2. Navigate on row headings to choose a course topic, then on column headings to find details for each unit.
  Vocabulary Grammar Culture

Unit 19

Nature

 

Adverbs of negation
1. 不  没
2. Uses of 不 and 没.

Chinese Folk Songs

Unit 20

The Body

Review

 

Unit 21

Health

1. Modal particle 了to express a change or the tone of a sentence

a. to express a change in climate, season or state of somebody or something that has already happened.

b. to express a change that is going to take place.

c. to express the tone of a sentence.

Women and Society

Unit 22

Weather and Seasons

Uses of 越。。。越。。。”

1. 越 Adj. 越

2. 越 V. 越

 

Unit 23

Sports

The different meanings between “不是。。。而是。。。” and “不是。。。,就是。。。”

Agriculture in China

Unit 24

Around Town

Uses of 马上and 立刻

 

Unit 25

Vacation

How to use 千万

 Affirmative sentences and negative sentences

How to use 万万:used only in negative sentences

Nanjing

Unit 26

Character Review

Character Review

 

Unit 27  Midterm Review and Test

Unit 28

Professions

Uses of 难怪

 

Unit 29

Holidays and Celebrations

Adverbs of scope: "全"; , "都" and their negative forms.

Bamboo Painter

Unit 30

Technology

Uses of "连。。。都。。。"

 

Unit 31

Love and Dating 1

How to use 不得不and 得

Royal Architecture in Beijing

Unit 32

Love and Dating 2

How to use 为 and 为了

 

Unit 33

Social Issues

How to use "要么...要么..."

Chinese TV Shows

Unit 34

Slang

Uses of 起来

 

Unit 35

Character Review

Character Review

Gong Fu

Unit 36  Final Review and Test
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling