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Mandarin 3

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

Mandarin 3 continues with the Integrated Chinese text, which provides students with more complex narratives giving them the tools to improve their ability to express themselves in Mandarin while incorporating insights into Chinese history and culture. The third year emphasizes expanding student vocabulary, building student understanding of grammar and structure and increasing familiarity with idiomatic expressions. The text, projects, and activities include lessons on discussing more difficult but necessary topics such as weather, dining, sports, and travel. Listening comprehension is emphasized through the use of audio recordings, videos, dictations, on-line activities, and exposure to the spoken word in a variety of contexts. The cultural component will continue to expand student knowledge of Chinese geography, history, literature, and philosophy.