Wei Yao
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Chinese Language Teacher
Phone: 262-369-3612 ext. 4863
 
Chinese 1
 
School Year: 2010-11
 Room Number: 4th Period-North 164
 
Course Description
Chinese 1 introduces Chinese language and culture through a series of dialogues and narratives with language use in listening, speaking, reading and writing, and a wide range of Chinese cultural experiences. A special emphasis is placed on the radicals that are used to compose Chinese characters to establish the foundation for the understanding of the language. 
 
Listening- Interpret the spoken language
·         Students comprehend spoken language on familiar topics and respond appropriately.
·         Students understand classroom commands and directions.
Speaking – Communicate orally and fluently
·         Students speak and respond effectively in both formal and informal situation on familiar topics.
Reading – Read with comprehension and fluency
·         Students read and comprehend on familiar topics.
·         Students get main ideas through contextual clues
·         Students read with fluency verbally on familiar topics
Writing – Write clearly, correctly, and effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences
·         Students write 14-character sentences on familiar topics.
·         Students extend sentences with complex adjectives and sentence patterns.
·         Students write 150-character composition.
Culture – Appreciate different cultures and compare and contrast the Chinese culture to one’s own culture
·         Students compare different cultures with appreciation and respect.
·         Students learn and share the Chinese culture learned in class with peers and community with sense of pride and mission.
 
 
Chinese 1
 
Yearly Plans 2010-11
 
Date
Unit
Content
Project/Media/Speaker/Trip/Culture Integrated Activity
Qtr 1
1. Numbers
 
 
2. Pinyin
3. Radicals
 
4. Chinese Culture
 
 
1.1 Numbers
1.2 Dates
1.3 Money
2.1 Pinyin
3.1 Strokes
3.2 Radicals
4.1 Moon Festival
 
 
 
4.2 Chinese Game
1.1 Hand gestures for 1-10
 
1.3 Chinese currency & exchange rate
2.1 Pinyin Song
3.1 Online program for stroke orders
3.2 Calligraphy
4.1 Moon Festival Celebration
  • Legends
  • Moon cakes
  • Tradition
4.2 Shuttle Cock
  • Historical background
  • Techniques
 
Qtr 2
1. Greetings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Chinese Culture
 
 
1.1 Greetings
 
1.2 Pronouns & Possessives
1.3 Verb to be, want, have and would like
1.4 Nationalities
1.5 Complex greetings
1.6 Expressions & Preference
2.1 China
 
 
 
 
2.2 Chinese game
 
1.1 Compare Chinese and American courtesy and value
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2.1 Chinese Cultural Project:
  • Research on China related topics
  • Visual presentation
  • Oral presentation-mini lesson to share with peers
2.2 Pull Bell
  • Historical background
  • Techniques
Qtr 3
1. Time
 
 
 
 
 
2. Colors & Vehicles
3. Chinese Culture
 
 
 
1.1 Time of the day
1.2 What time?
1.3 Days of the Week, Days & Years
1.4 Daily Routine
1.5 Duration of Time
2.1 Colors
2.2 Vehicles
3.1 Dragon and lion dance
3.1 Cultural and historical background on dragon and lion dances
3.2 Chinese New Year & Lantern Festival
 
 
 
1.3 Lunar Calendar
  • Chinese zodiac
 
 
 
 
3.1 Dragon dance & lion dance
  • Significance and symbolism
  • Basic movements & techniques
  • Demonstration
3.2 Chinese New Year celebration
  • Tradition
  • Legend
  • Food
  • Lion dance and dragon dance
  • Arts & craft
Qtr 4
 
1. Family/Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Countries & Nationalities
3. Chinese Culture
 
1.1 Family
 
 
 
 
1.2 House
1.3 Furniture & Appliances
1.4 Daily Schedule
 
1.5 Pets & Animals
 
 
2.1 Nationalities
2.2 Personal Data
3.1 Dragon Boat Festival
1.1 Project
  • Family Tree
  • Oral presentation
  • Field trip to Chinese restaurant
 
1.2 Writing project on “My Dream House”
1.4 Writing & oral project on “A Fun Day”
1.5 Chinese Zodiac Cycles
  • Legend
  • 12 zodiac animals
 
3.1 Dragon Boat Festival
  • Legend
  • Paper folding
 
 
EXPECTATIONS & RULES
 
Required Materials for Class
 
Textbook, workbook, paper, pencils, eraser, whiteboard markers, and a notebook/binder
*whiteboard markers are used every day!
 
 
Grading Guidelines 

Grading Scale
Skills
98 - 100 = A+
Listening                           15%
Writing                             20%
Reading                            20%
Speaking                           15%
Grammar Acquisition       20%
Culture                               10%
 
Final Exam   20%  
93 – 97.99 = A
90 – 92.99 = A-
88-89.99= B+
83 – 87.99 = B
80 – 82.99 = B-
78 – 79.99 = C+
73 – 77.99 = C
70 – 72.99 = C-
68 – 69.99 = D+
63 – 67.99 = D
60 – 62.99 = D-
58 – 59.99 = F+
0 – 57.99 = F

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Homework 
 
1.      Turn in complete assignments on time
2.      Detention after school will be given for any incompletes
3.      Keep all assignments, quizzes and tests for future reference in case of any grade discrepancy.
 
 
Make Up Work
 
1.      There are 2 days to make up homework for each 1 day absence
2.      There will be an additional day for each additional day of absence to make up homework
3.      A quiz or test must be made up within 3 days in the testing center
 
 
Behavior Expectations
 
1.      Be on time for class (After school detention for the 3rd tardy + contact parent & Saturday detention for 4th tardy)
2.      Bring required materials for class (Detention after 2 warnings)
3.      No gum, food or drinks in class
4.      Respect the teacher, yourself and peers
5.      No put-downs
6.      No cell phones or iPods in class
7.      No hats
 
 Parents will be contacted and due process will be used for unacceptable classroom behavior.