October 27, 2022
Ms. Min Zang, Chinese Language Teacher
Beginner Level Chinese focuses on listening and speaking skills. Since Chinese takes longer to memorize, these auditory and verbal skills help students pick up the language more easily. Teachers add pinyin, a phonetic alphabet, to each of the Chinese characters along with its English definition so students can identify sounds and meaning. This eliminates guesswork and gives students the confidence to practice basic conversation sooner.
By the end of Quarter 1, students learn pinyin, standard greetings, birthdays, and can understand and answer basic questions. Students can introduce themselves by name, birthdate and age. We will find new and different ways to communicate as Quarter 2 begins.