Mandarin

Mandarin, Level 1 - Academic (LKAAD)

This Mandarin path is geared towards intermediate or near-advanced Mandarin students. Successful students in this path will write the Mandarin B HL exam in their Grade 12 year.

This course is designed to enable students to begin to communicate with native speakers of the language of study. Students will use simple language and read age- and language-appropriate passages for various purposes. They will explore aspects of the the various cultures where the language under study is spoken, including social customs and the arts, by participating in cultural events and activities involving both print and technological resources.

Prerequisite: None

Mandarin, Level 2 - Academic (LKABD)

This Mandarin path is geared towards intermediate or near-advanced Mandarin students. Successful students in this path will write the Mandarin B HL exam in their Grade 12 year. This course provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in the language of study. Students will continue to develop and apply their speaking skills in a variety of contexts, and will participate in activities that will improve their reading comprehension and writing skills. They will also continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken by taking part in community-sponsored events and activities involving both print and technological resources. Although students will continue to expand their vocabulary and repertoire of language structures, the language they will use at this level will still be simple.

Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 1, Academic (LKAAD)

Mandarin, Level 3 - University Preparation (LKACU)

This Mandarin path is geared towards intermediate or near-advanced Mandarin students. Successful students in this path will write the Mandarin B HL exam in their Grade 12 year.

This course offers students opportunities to further develop their knowledge of the international language and to enhance their communication skills. Students will use increasingly sophisticated language in a variety of activities that will enable them to speak and write with clarity and accuracy. Students will also enhance their thinking skills through the critical study of literature, and continue to explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language is spoken through a variety of print and technological resources.

Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 2, Academic (LKABD)

Mandarin, Level 4 - University Preparation (LKADU)

This Mandarin path is geared towards intermediate or near-advanced Mandarin students. Successful students in this path will write the Mandarin B HL exam in their Grade 12 year. This course prepares students for university studies in the international language. Students will enhance their ability to use the language with clarity and precision, and will develop the language skills needed to engage in sustained conversations and discussions, understand and evaluate information, read diverse materials for both study and pleasure, and write clearly and effectively. Students will also have opportunities to add to their knowledge of the culture of countries where the language is spoken through the use of community resources and computer technology.

Prerequisite: International Languages, Level 3, University Preparation (LKACU)

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