Mandarin Chinese II Syllabus

Mandarin Chinese II

(2016-2017)

 

Instructor

Ms. Xia夏老师

Office Phone: (262) 701-5686

Email: xiaku@pewaukeeschools.org

Class Location: PHS Room 222

 

Course Description

   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 Novice-High. The themes will be focused on daily-life topics 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.

Grading Policy

   Students in Mandarin Chinese B will be expected to perform at the Novice-High proficiency level at the conclusion of the school year. Students will be graded according to a 1-4 scale with 3 meaning meeting expectations on the following standards:

  1. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  2. PRESENTATIONAL SPEAKING: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics selecting appropriate media and adapting to the audience of listeners, readers, or  viewers.
  3. PRESENTATIONAL WRITING: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics selecting appropriate media and adapting to the audience of listeners, readers, or  viewers.
  4. INTERPRETIVE LISTENING: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  5. INTERPRETIVE READING: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.    

 

Here below is the grading scale:

Academic Performance

At the end of each term teachers make professional determinations based on evidence collected from students.This evidence is used to issue a score for each standard and  an overall course score using the scale below.  

Score

Academic Performance Scale

4

Advanced: Consistently demonstrates in-depth and advanced understanding of academic knowledge and skills drawn from grade ­level content standards.

3.5

In addition to 3.0 performance, partial success with score 4.0 performance

3

Meeting:­­ Consistently meets grade­ level expectations. Consistently demonstrates competency in academic knowledge and skills drawn from grade ­level content standards.

2.5

In addition to 2.0 performance, partial success with 3.0 score performance

2

Approaching- Partially meets grade ­level expectations. Demonstrates some competence in academic knowledge and skills drawn from grade ­level content standards.

1.5

In addition to 1.0 performance, partial success with 2.0 score performance

1

Below- Does not meet grade level expectations. Demonstrates limited academic knowledge and skills drawn from grade-level content standards.

M

Modified curriculum.

NA

Not Assessed at this time

   In addition, students will also be graded on College & Career Readiness (CCR) each term. Here below are the four indicators of College & Career Readiness:

  • Prompt and Prepared (Prepares, organizes, and completes assignments and projects on time.)
  • Polite and Positive ( Respects people and property, demonstrates self-control, follows rules, demonstrates appropriate use of technology.)
  • Productive (Participates in class, works independently and collaboratively, uses time appropriately)
  • Persistent (Advocates for self, takes ownership for learning, perseveres with challenging tasks, and demonstrates productive risk-taking)
  • Digital Citizenship (Demonstrates legal & ethical behavior, demonstrates safe and responsible use of technology, and uses technology to productively collaborate & communicate)

 

Behavioral Expectations

   It is the responsibility of both teacher and students to create a positive learning environment in class. In addition to the Asa Clark Middle School Expectations, students are also expected to meet the following expectations:

  • Be respectful to each other. Do not make fun of others’ mistakes.
  • Participate actively in class. Do not be afraid of making mistakes.
  • Be responsible for your own learning.

 

Attendance and Assignments

   Students are expected to be in class on time and prepared for each class.  If absent for a day of class, students are still responsible to complete that day’s homework for the next class. All homework information and due dates can be found online. Formative and summative assessments need to be made up outside of class.

 

Homework

 Learning a language is an accumulative process. Practice is one of the keys. Students are responsible for keeping track of their own homework assignments and due dates. In addition to the tangible assignments, students are also expected to study Chinese for 10-20 every other day to review and practice. When studying on their own, students can ustilze tools such as their handouts, writing sheets, quizlet, etc.

 

Academic Integrity

   Cheating includes cheating in any assessment or assignment and providing help to other students with cheating. Using online translation tools in any assessment or assignment without consulting the teacher is also considered as cheating. Once caught, a parent notification will be sent within 24 hours. The student will be referred to the office for appropriate disciplinary intervention. Any form of cheating will result in resource placement.

 

Supplies List

  • 3-Ring binder
  • Pen/pencil
  • 1 Dry erase marker
  • Headphone w/microphone