Chinese 1

  • Name:

    Chinese 1 (CHIN100v)

  • Department:


  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Chinese 1


Students in the 7th and 8th grade may take high school Chinese 1, if they choose, and earn high school credit.

Students begin their language-learning adventure in this Chinese course. Students focus on four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Chinese- speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Special Notes:

A stable Internet connection is needed for this class since all work is done online. A minimum connection speed of 5 Mbps is required. iPads are not compatible with this course.

An honors version of this course is available; it operates at a much faster pace compared to the regular version. It is suitable for students who have previous experience in learning Chinese. The course instructor’s approval is required for enrolling in this course. A stable Internet connection is needed for this class since all work is done online. A minimum connection speed of 5Mbps is required. iPads are not compatible with this course.


In Chinese 1 we will cover themes like greetings, numbers, friends and family, school, animals, and more. Students will also learn different areas of Chinese culture like the lunar calendar and Chinese holidays, Chinese numbers, family in China, and more. Come and join us in Chinese 1!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I enjoy this class.

Some videos were about culture and I found those quite interesting. There were other videos about grammar and they were very helpful to see correct sentence structure.

It was quite easy to follow through.

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