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Chinese for Elementary School Students, Advanced, Part IV

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 III 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: CHLX

Course Description


This course is for advanced elementary school students. 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

  • Meeting grandparents
  • Giving and receiving gifts
  • staying at hotel
  • Homophones in Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese families
  • Chinese etiquettes


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

第五课 Lesson 5 

见到爷爷奶奶 Meeting Grandpa and Grandma


第六课 Lesson 6 

水饺还是睡觉?Dumpling or Sleeping

“水饺一碗” 还是“睡觉一晚”?

第七课 Lesson 7

姑妈还是姨妈?Paternal Auntie or Maternal Auntie


第八课 Lesson 8

哪里,哪里 Nali, Nali (Please remove “You flatter me)

小龙和小凤 见到了姑妈和表弟元元。

第九课 Lesson 9

吃北京烤鸭 Having Beijing Duck


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 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.


CTY Online Programs World Language - Comments and Feedback from Students, Parents, and Teachers



"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!”