AP Chinese Language
This course emphasizes the development of active communicative language proficiency. The world language is the primary means of communication in this class which focuses on speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills. Fluency and accuracy are stressed. These skills are practiced in a context centered on authentic language materials, oral and written reactions to these materials, an oral proficiency based text, and individual/group presentations. A thorough background into Chinese language and culture is necessary in order to take this course. This course is designed for intellectually curious and hard-working students, who, as self-starters and outside exposure to the language, are expected to progress quickly and become quite proficient in a second language while still in high school. This course is taught in an independent study style format and designed for students who are interested in a challenging course and who will sit for the AP test at the end of the year at their own expense. Barron’s AP Chinese Language and Culture will be used as the textbook for the class.
Teacher Recommendation or completion of Honors Chinese 4