AP Chinese Language and Culture prepares the student to reach the high-intermediate / pre-advanced proficiency level as defined by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The course is also comparable to fourth semester college course in Mandarin Chinese, or when the student completes approximately 250 hours of college-level classroom instruction. This course deepens students’ immersions into the language and culture of the Chinese-speaking world. The student demonstrates his/her proficiency across the three communicative modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational), and in the five goal areas (Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparisons, and Communities) as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century by National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the Modern, Classical, and Native Languages Career Cluster and respective pathways. Literacy is integrated throughout the course.

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Lab Fee: $10.00

Additional Information: It is strongly recommended, but not required, that the student take the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam at the end of the year. Chinese heritage learners who have not taken CEC Chinese classes may register for AP Chinese upon passing the placement test in spring semester. Contact Ms Hsu at CEC for more information about this test.

*On Line Component:
There is a mandatory hourly per week online component to these classes that is required to meet contact hours. If access to the Internet is an issue, students may use a CEC Lab to complete these online assignments. The College Board officially authorizes CEC AP Chinese courses. Areas of study include six themes: science/technology, contemporary life, personal/public identities, families/communities, beauty/aesthetics, and global challenges. Emphasis is placed on independent study in Chinese. Leadership and mentorship are practiced in the class.

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Full Year
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2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem
Successful completion of Chinese IV with a B or better. Students who have less than a C in AP Chinese at semester 1 may be advised not to continue with the course semester 2. Recommended: 2.5 cumulative GPA
Session IC
Periods 1 and 3 7:30-9:50 am Wednesdays and Fridays