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·How does second language learning enrich one's life and inform a sense of global citizenship?
.Why is culture important in learning a new language?
.In what ways are Mandarin Chinese and English (or my mother tongue) similar or different?
·Greetings, farewell and courtesies, including introductory level and more complicated forms
·Fundamental Chinese characters, the stroke orders and writing of the strokes
·Mandarin phonetic system: pinyin and intonation levels
·Chinese numeral system and its applications: time/months/days/calendars/schedules
·School subjects, names of classrooms
·Content of a classroom: furniture and stationery, locations, quantities and measure words
·Weather and seasons
·Sports and activity vocabulary
·Family, parts of body, colors and descriptions
·Chinese traditional holidays and practices
·Understand and use commonly used classroom expressions
·Greet others using language appropriate to the context and target involved
·Identify Chinese building blocks and write characters with correct stroke forms and total stroke numbers
·Describe one’s own weekly school schedule and the names of classroom corresponding to each subject
·Compare and contrast a school schedule from a middle school peer from a Chinese speaking country
·Describe the content of a chosen classroom with proper directional and quantity/measure words terms
·Express preference of weather and seasons and sports/activities one likes to engage in
·Describe family members
·Compare and contrast Chinese traditional holidays with one’s own, and describe the perspectives of cultural products and practices
·Formative: informal classroom observations, dialogues, quizzes, and tests
·Summative: role plays, oral reports, student portfolios and group projects
·Teacher created materials
·Understands how language is imbedded in culture, and to successfully learn a second language, one needs to know the target culture
·Develop awareness and respect for the Chinese culture and traditions through studying the cultural perspectives, products and practices of the Chinese people.
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