Mandarin

Chinese Language and Culture 10-3Y 

No Prerequisite Required

This is a beginner course for students who have no or limited Chinese background. The main focus is to develop basic listening and speaking skills in Chinese through the facility of Pinyin system. Students will also develop an appreciation of reading and writing Chinese characters and Chinese culture through print and digital devices. Students who are not familiar with Pinyin are advised to start with this course.

Chinese Language and Culture 20-3Y 

Prerequisite Recommendation: Chinese Language and Culture 10-3Y

This is an intermediate course with a main focus on improving reading and writing as well as listening and speaking in Chinese and expanding Chinese vocabulary and sentences so that students will be able to communicate in Chinese on simple topics such as shopping, housing, and meeting friends in a global setting.

Chinese Language and Culture 30-3Y 

Prerequisite Recommendation: Chinese Language and Culture 20-3Y

This is an advanced course with a main focus on continued refinement of fluency in Chinese and knowledge in Chinese history, economy, cultural diversity, and geographic disparity. Topics include school life, future career plan, studying in Chinese speaking universities, etc.

Chinese Language and Culture 10-6Y

Prerequisite Recommendation: At teacher’s discretion

This is a course for students who began their study of Chinese Language and Culture in Grade 7. The main focus is to continue the development of listening and speaking skills in Chinese through the facility of Pinyin system. Students will also develop an appreciation of reading and writing Chinese characters and Chinese culture through print and digital devices.

Chinese Language and Culture 20-6Y

Prerequisite Recommendation: At teacher’s discretion

This is a course with a main focus on improving reading and writing as well as listening and speaking in Chinese and expanding Chinese vocabulary and sentences so that students will be able to communicate in Chinese on topics such as personal wellbeing, school subjects, daily routine, eating out and traveling.

Chinese Language and Culture 30-6Y

Prerequisite Recommendation: At teacher’s discretion

This is a Chinese course equivalent to college level fourth semester Chinese course. It aims to immerse students in Chinese language and culture from the Chinese speaking world and develop students' proficiency in a full range of language skills and cultural knowledge with objectives of taking AP Chinese exam, SAT Chinese, and Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK).

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Friday, Sept 25 is a system-wide non-instructional day. There are no in-person or online classes for students. Students in the hub can still access their course materials but teachers are not available to respond to questions. #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/sVPT78XTW8

Here is an opportunity for #WeAreCBE student leaders interested in volunteering in the community. Deadline is Sept. 28 https://t.co/6N9qmmrGPi

Congratulations to Henry Wise Wood student Suchir, who got to be Mayor for a Day yesterday #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Fx4f516FqC

Congratulations to F.E. Osborne School. Students raised over $10,700 for their #TerryFoxSchoolRun (surpassing last year’s total of $2,995!) Way to go! #WeAreCBE @feo_eagles_cbe https://t.co/3LbhHboxWY

Many #WeAreCBE schools will be honouring #OrangeShirtDay on Wednesday, Sept. 30 to recognize the resiliency and bravery of residential school survivors https://t.co/jo0zw97DWj