Mandarin Chinese III (PHS)
Students will participate collaboratively in guided conversations and presentations in both written and oral format on their way to progress through the proficiency levels towards Intermediate-Low. The themes will be focused on daily-life topics but also extended to students’ immediate surroundings throughout the year. They will develop strategies and language skills to talk about themselves and communicate with others on familiar topics in intercultural situations where Mandarin is used. Students will also learn to understand the various cultures in different areas of China and compare them with their own cultures, and thus to appreciate the diversity of languages and cultures around the world, which enables the students to become global citizens in terms of both language and cultural awareness.