Chinese IV Honors
Students continue to develop and refine their proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, with emphasis on the ability to interact orally and in writing. They communicate using more complex language structures on a variety of topics, focusing on abstract concepts. At this level, students comprehend the main ideas of the authentic materials that they read and hear, and they are able to identify significant details when the topics are familiar. Students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them while studying Beijing, facets of China’s traditional culture, social life, hobbies, the environment, work and college. Some familiar themes and topics from Chinese I, Chinese II and Chinese III may reoccur, however, the spiral nature of theme-based instruction requires students to demonstrate their communicative skills and sophistication at a new developmental level.