Chinese

Background Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
No Chinese or Very Little Chinese 10 Chinese 20 Chinese 30
3 Years of Junior High Chinese (Chinese 6Y) or Family Background in Chinese Chinese 20 Chinese 30  
9 Years of Chinese (Chinese 9Y) Chinese 30    


Note: If students have previous experience with Chinese, please make an appointment with the Chinese teacher at the beginning of the school year before classes commence to determine which class is most appropriate.

Chinese 10 Language and Culture – 5 Credits

This beginner level course is for students who have no background in Mandarin Chinese (or a very limited background). All four areas of language learning (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will be covered to provide students with basic communication skills. They will learn to read and write Mandarin Chinese using simplified or traditional characters. They will also learn many aspects of Chinese culture.

Chinese 20 Language and Culture – 5 Credits

Prerequisite: Chinese 10 or students who have had Chinese as a second language instruction at the junior high level for Grade 7, 8, and 9 or those who have a family connection to the culture and minimal knowledge of Chinese language.

This course is for students who want to continue developing their language fluency and global understanding of Chinese culture.

Chinese 30 Language and Culture – 5 Credits

Prerequisite: Chinese 20 or students who have had Chinese as a second language instruction at the elementary and junior high level for Grades 1 to 9.

In this course students will continue developing their language competence so that they will be able to use Mandarin to communicate outside the classroom.

Chinese IB

Cantonese IB and Mandarin IB are offered at The Chinese Academy, a Friday/Saturday Chinese school in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education.

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