Online Course in Advanced Chinese

CAIS-Bay High School Online Class Information

TSample online module in Haikuhe 2015-2016 academic year was the inaugural offering of CAIS’s online courses in Advanced Chinese. The two semester courses - Advanced I & Advanced II - serve 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 and synchronous online “class” meetings. Students engage with their instructors and with each other in both synchronous spaces via Google Hangouts. In addition, student engage in asynchronous learning via PowerSchool, a sophisticated and user-friendly LMS (Learning Management System). Activities include live face-to-face chat, online blogs and wikis, and creation and curation of sound files and video-based instruction. Students are frequently 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.


2017-2018 Course Details

Video-based grammar instructionCourse Dates: November 27, 2017 – March 2, 2018 


  • 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, Chrome or Firefox browser with a Google+/Gmail account.

For more information, please contact:
Chinese Content and Tech Specialist Adam Ross,