Open to: Grades 7 - 12
Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math or verbal score required
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Chinese Language, Advanced, Part II or placement test
Course Length: 12 weeks (Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Spring, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)
Recommended School Credit: One-half academic year
Course Code: CH33
This course is the continuation of Advanced Chinese, Part II, which is ideal for study abroad preparation as well as SAT II Subject Test - Chinese and Chinese AP test preparation. In the third year of studying Chinese, students will develop the skills necessary to carry on conversations in Chinese, expressing their opinions on issues related to current events, Chinese society, politics, economics, education, and aspects of Chinese culture such as food, holidays, and traditions. Lesson topics include Marriage: Past, Present, and Future; Population; and Economic Policies and Reforms. The main focus here is the ability to read and write Chinese characters and expressions, answer questions in Chinese, compose short answers and paragraphs, and translate texts from Chinese to English and vice versa.
Online courses are held twice per week. Students interact with the instructors and other students using internet-based software. Interactive virtual online sessions are held in the evenings (both EST and PST). A school's need to hold daytime sessions for its students will be honored whenever possible.
Separate conversation sessions between each student and the instructor or teaching assistant are arranged individually.
A textbook purchase is required for this course:
Chinese Odyssey, Vol. 6 Textbook (Simplified & Traditional) Innovative Chinese Courseware by Xueying Wang, Lichuang Chi, Liping Feng
Students will also need a headset with microphone.
No workbook is needed for this course.
Marriage: Past, Present, and Future
Economic Policies and Reforms
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.
Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but in some cases assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
While Chromebook can be used to progress through the course, all exams must be completed on a PC or Mac.
"My son is really enjoying the course. He's been trying to teach his sister, my wife, and me Chinese words and phrases. Yesterday, he was telling all of us how to have entire conversations. I'm impressed by how much he's learned over a short period of time and plan for him to continue studying Chinese through Johns Hopkins. He also likes the interaction with the instructor and the other students over the computer."
"At breakfast this morning, my daughter was using Chinese to tell me about banks and banking, this week's lesson. She got very excited at the realization that she was for the first time thinking in Chinese, not English. It was just for an instant, but nevertheless a happy development. Thank you for helping my child learn so much."
“I enjoy the course very much. The individual attention during class makes it a very enjoyable hour, and the friendliness and relaxed atmosphere make class something to look forward to each week. I can’t wait to continue with the next level!