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Chinese for Elementary School Students, Advanced, Part III

Open to: Grades 2 - 6

Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math or verbal score required

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Chinese for Elementary Students, Advanced, Part II or placement test

Course Format: Session BasedSee calendar for session dates and application deadlines.

Course Length: 12 weeks (Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Spring, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)

Course Code: CHL9

Course Description


This course is for advanced elementary school students who have completed Chinese for Elementary School Students, Advanced, Part II. In addition to learning new vocabulary and phrases, this course emphasizes on reviewing the previously learned vocabulary, expressions, and phrases to make descriptive sentences and to answer short to medium-length questions accurately. This course has a strong focus on Chinese grammar, sentence structure, and culture, as well as listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. In addition, students work on writing responses to essay questions in Chinese. By the end of this course, students should achieve a level of proficiency that will enable them to engage in casual discussions and complete both hand-written and computer-typed assignments in Chinese.

Topics include:

  • Traveling to China  
  • Symbols of Dragon and Phoenix  
  • Group Gatherings
  • Chinese etiquettes
  • On the airplane
  • Historical sites in Beijing
  • Getting around Beijing

This course has synchronous virtual class meetings and students will also schedule one-on-one virtual meetings directly with the instructor and teaching assistant. View the schedule for class meeting times. Meetings will be recorded for students who are unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts.

Virtual classrooms, and student activities in the classroom, may be recorded and added to the course as an ongoing asset for all class students to review. Students may be invited to interact in CTY community spaces that include students and instructors and potentially specially invited guests that are not enrolled in their course. Videos from YouTube or other web providers may be present in the course. Video recommendations or links provided at end of videos are generated by the video host provider and are not CTY recommendations. Student contributions (e.g., projects, forum posts, etc.) may remain in the course after the student completes the course. These artifacts may be preserved to showcase student work or to continue important conversations.

Materials Needed

A microphone and headset are required for this course. Students will also need to purchase a textbook and workbook:

Magical Tour of China, Volume 1, Simplified Chinese Textbook

Magical Tour of China, Volume 1, Simplified Chinese Workbook

Detailed Course Information

Course Details

第一课 Lesson 1 

我们要去中国 We Are Going To China

第二课 Lesson 2 

集合 The Group Gathers

第三课 Lesson 3

就是可乐 Cola is Kele

第四课 Lesson 4

北京的车真多 Beijing Has So Many Cars

Technical Requirements

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 which can be used for instructor-student communication if the student has any questions about the course or curriculum. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch any 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.


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"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!”