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Mandarin 3 (Honors)

Department: Modern and Classical Languages
Teachers: Michael Mikita
Open to: Juniors
Length: 2 Semesters

Honors Mandarin 3 is a restricted course for students that have excelled in Mandarin 2 or its equivalent. Admission to this course is through written and oral examination. This course is a faster-paced engagement with the Integrated Chinese text, permitting shorter time frames to acquire new vocabulary and the study of Chinese characters. Instruction in Honors Mandarin 3 will be conducted primarily in Chinese, and will provide students with a thorough grounding in a wide range of practical and applicable language elements. Students will be constantly required to produce written and spoken exercises, activities, and projects to utilize complex grammar structures, and will be expected to provide more homework with less time for turnaround, along with having additional responsibility for self-study. Students in the honors course will distinguish themselves through rigorous application of the larger character set usually covered in a year-long college equivalent.