AP® Chinese Language and Culture provides deeper understanding and broader application into Chinese language and culture for intermediate Chinese learners. This course focuses on applying Chinese language and cultural skills in real-world problem situations, and provides the opportunity to experience a variety of topics in Chinese history, geography, music and arts, literature, daily life, and national and global issues. Almost all of the course is taught in Chinese. This course applies a student-centered diagnostic learning approach. Authentic resources in both oral and written Chinese include recorded lectures, online discussion and debate, TV and video clips, Chinese newspaper articles, and instructions from Chinese products. Group work, one-to-one extra help, and a variety of engaging activities and experiential projects are employed in the course to meet the individual needs of students. In this multi-track course, students may select the AP® or Chinese V track, depending on whether they plan to take the AP® exam in May. AP® students are expected to delve deeper into the topics, take AP®-style assessments, and prepare for the AP® exam. Chinese V is recommended for students who have completed four or more years of Chinese but do not want to prepare for the AP® exam.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of One Schoolhouse’s Chinese III/IV or permission from the administration
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