Online Course in Advanced Chinese II

TSample online module in Haikuhe 2015-2016 academic year was the inaugural offering of CAIS’s online course in Advanced Chinese. This course serves the needs of both CAIS graduates, who benefit from instruction targeting the ACTFL advanced level in Mandarin Chinese, as well as other high school students who have studied Chinese in their schools and who are ready for advanced level instruction.

This course is taught by veteran CAIS instructors in online modules. Students engage with their instructors and with each other in both synchronous and asynchronous instruction online. The course is delivered via Haiku, a sophisticated and user-friendly LMS (Learning Management System) with expectations for regular student work and engagement. Students engage in oral and written advanced level Chinese practice via online face-to-face group chat (Google+ Hangouts), online blogs and wikis, sound files and video-based instruction. In addition, students are tasked to complete online discussions in groups, make presentations via video and to engage in readings and research on their own. While this course is not an AP Chinese class nor follows the AP curriculum, students who wish to take the Chinese AP in May will clearly benefit by participating in the course. Students are assessed both in online work as well as in traditional written tests to check proficiency in handwriting as well as typing. At the end of the course, students’ oral and written proficiency will be gauged by participation in OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) and WPT (Written Proficiency Test) assessments.

2016-2017 Course Details

Video-based grammar instructionCourse Dates: March 13, 2017 – June 9, 2017 

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in high school, GPA of 3.0 or higher, or by approval of CAIS course instructor
  • Intermediate level of Chinese (OPI: intermediate mid or above), recommendation of Chinese teacher
  • Availability of computer with camera/microphone, internet access

For more information, please contact:
Chinese Content and Tech Specialist Adam Ross, a_ross@cais.org