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Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy®igniting and nurturing creative, ethical scientific minds that advance the human conditionPage 1 of 7MANDARINCHINESEIII(WLG630)Course SyllabusCourse Description:In Level III, students continue to build communication skills developed in Levels I and II.Specifically, students participate actively in extended oral and written discourse, using compoundand complex sentences with cohesive devices to provide information in a coherent and fluentmanner. They learn to initiate and sustain a conversation, discussion, or debate. Students narrate,describe, and predict events within context. Culture is a critical part of Chinese III curriculum.Students will be immersed in cultural intricacies through learning about traditional andcontemporary cultural perspective and products. The curriculum will be guided by the globalthemes adopted by AP Chinese Language Exam.Grade Level: Junior/SeniorPrerequisite: Mandarin Chinese II and recommendation of InstructorINSTRUCTOR:●Name: Christine Zhang张老师(Zhang Laoshi)●Office: Room A127●Telephone number: 630.907.5469●Email addresses:[email protected];[email protected]MEETINGDAYS,TIME AND ROOMS:Meeting DaysRoomMeeting TimeABCDRoom A129Mod 3 10:00am–10:55amMod 5 12:20pm–1:15pmMod 7 2:20 pm–3:15pmOffice Hours:12:00-3:00 pm on I-days, Mod 4 on Tuesday or after school by appointment.TEXT(S)/MATERIALS:Textbooks will not be used in this class. Curriculum outlines and instructor-createdmaterials will be both distributed in class and posted online.Students are expected to have:Voice recording equipment (laptop w/built-in microphone, iPad, smart phones, etc.), a 1-inch 3-ring binder, ONE 70 or 100-page composition notebook with RED cover (samestyle as Chineseii), pencils, and pens of varied colors.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy®igniting and nurturing creative, ethical scientific minds that advance the human conditionPage 2 of 7World Language Expectations for End of 3ndYear Mandarin Chinese StudentsExceedsExpectationsMeets ExpectationsDoes Not MeetExpectationsACTFLProficiency LevelIntermediate MidIntermediate LowNovice HighPower SchoolGradeA/A-B+/B/B-C+/C/C-/DGradingType# of Assignmentsper QuarterTotal %ParticipationIn-class participations in both individual andgroup task-based activities, headline newsNA10FormativeHomework assignments, quizzes, andTingxies (character dictation), in-class task-based activities10-1520SummativeInterpretive: listening and reading assessments1-270Presentational: oral presentation, skit, textmessages, short essays, story narration1-2Interpersonal: simulated conversations,discussions, interviews, email correspondenceand Wechat posting.1-2Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA):combination of3communicative modes1Cut-off values for grades:A92.5A-90B+87.5B82.5B-80C+77.5C72.5C-70Essential Content:In this course, students will be exposed to authentic material such as podcasts, movies and shortfilms. They will continue to learn colloquial expressions used in modern Mandarin