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Ms. Zhao 赵老师 (Zhào Lǎo shī)
Class location: CC 16
Office: CC 15
Email: vqzhao@hyde.edu

Google Classroom Link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTg3ODQ4NzY1

Steps:
1. Sign in with your Hyde account:
2. User's name: Your Hyde email address
temporary password: Google15
3. Add class with class code: ahzqdrn


Course Description:

Having the largest number of speakers in the world, Mandarin Chinese is becoming an increasingly important language in international/intercultural communication. Chinese I will give students some basic knowledge about Chinese, develop their communication skills, and foster their cultural understanding. As an introductory course, Chinese Iaims to help students engage in basic and simple conversations with Chinese speakers with confidence, accuracy, and culturally appropriate manners. Students will meet the class objectives by using pinyin (Mandarin pronunciation system), character analysis and practice, grammar breakdown and application, dialogue and translation exercises, media products, and collaborative projects with the Chinese students on campus. In particular, the Rassias Method and interactive activities will be important components of this class. While developing students’ reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills, this course highly emphasizes students' cultural understanding in real life communication. It aims to raise students’ cultural awareness and help them become better intercultural/multilingual communicators.

Essential Questions:
  1. How to express myself better in a foreign language? How to understand each other better when speaking different languages?
  2. How does culture influence the way people interact with each other? What are some similarities and differences between Eastern and Western culture?
  3. What should we pay attention to when communicating interculturally?
  4. How does learning a foreign language help me grow and reflect on myself?

Course Objectives:

Students will learn to:
  1. Use Chinese pinyin: read Chinese words marked with pinyin; turn the sound of a word into pinyin; type Chinese characters using pinyin.
  2. Learn about 300 words commonly used in everyday life.
  3. Be able to use some survival expressions and everyday greetings.
  4. Be able to describe families, jobs, dates and time, countries and places, schedules, and hobbies using basic Chinese.
  5. Communicate in an intercultural setting with cultural awareness.
  6. Reflect on their previous intercultural communication and themselves.
  7. Initiate and maintain a conversation with native speakers. Develop conversations and learn from daily life interaction.

Course Expectations:
  1. Try to contribute to the class, which means to talk, to discuss and write in Chinese.
  2. Respect your classmate and be supportive, which means to wait when your classmate is trying to coming up with the sentences or ideas in Chinese, right are right.
  3. Take notes on the sheet given out at the beginning of the class.
  4. If a problem arises, please talk to me after class.

Sequence of Units:
Fall Unit 0: Introduction to Chinese
Fall Unit 1: Greetings
Fall Unit 2: Family
Fall Unit 3: Dates and time
Fall Unit 4: Hobbies
Fall Unit 5: Visiting friends
Fall Unit 6: Review and final presentations
Winter Unit 0: Review Chinese I
Winter Unit 1: Making appointments
Winter Unit 2: Studying Chinese
Winter Unit 3: School life
Winter Unit 4: Shopping
Winter Unit 5: Transportation
Winter Unit 6: Review, final projects, and final exam
Spring Unit 0: Review Chinese I and Chinese II
Spring Unit 1: Talking about the weather
Spring Unit 2: Dining
Spring Unit 3: Asking directions
Spring Unit 4: Birthday party
Spring Unit 5: Seeing a doctor
Spring Unit 6: Review, final projects, and final exam

Required Texts:
Integrated Chinese Level1 Part1: textbook and workbook

Grading Policy:

Achievement (70% of final year grade)
Quizzes
20%
Assignments
40%
Final exam
25%
Projects
15%

Effort (30% of final year grade)
Effort Grade is made up of the following considerations:
²Timeliness / Participation
²Homework (Regularity and quality)
²Preparation for class
²Self / Peer assessment
²Teacher assessment


Policy regarding missed classes and class work:

If you are absent, it is your responsibility to find from a reliable source what is due for the next class. Try to come to the next class prepared so that you don’t get too far behind the rest of the class. I will be gladly collect your assignment upon your return. If you feel that you need to review the material that you missed, please feel free to make an appointment with me so that I can review the missed work and answer any questions that you may have.
If you are absent on the day of a test or quiz, please be prepared to take the test (maybe a different set of questions with equivalent difficulty) on the day our return to class. If you missed numerous classes before the day of the test as well, please arrange to meet with me first, in order that we can review and prepare you for the make-up.

I look forward to this great year and all that will learn!


Power point slides:

Homework:

Fall Term:
9/8/2015
1. Sign into google classroom.
2. Come up with your Chinese name. You can ask Google or your Chinese friends for help.
3. Chinese character artwork: Pick a Chinese character from the PPT below. Decorate parts of it with pictures and drawings. Bring it to the next class. We will display your artwork on the wall of the classroom.



9/10/2015:
1. Chinese character artwork: see homework number 3 from 9/8/2015
2. Review: finals, initials, and greetings we learned today. Be ready for a Do Now at the beginning of the next class. Please check the Power Point slides above (in red).
3. Integrated Chinese, level 1, part 1: workbook: P1, A; P8, III: A-G

9/11/2015:
1. Review the finals and initials. Be ready for a quick Do Now at the beginning of the next class.
2. Review the classroom greetings. Be ready for a quick Do Now at the beginning of next class.
3. Workbook: Page 8, III: H-N, IV: A-F.
4. Remember all the Chinese names of your classmates.
5. Whoever has not finished the Chinese character artwork. Bring it to next class.

Recording to Page 1, I, A:
Recording to Page 8, III:
Recording to Page 8, IV, A-F:


9/14/2015:
1. Review all the finals, initials, and tones. Be ready for a spelling contest next class. You can use this website to help you: http://www.chinesetools.eu/tools/audio/dictation.php.You can skip the compound finals since we haven't learned them.
2. Workbook: P1, I, A; P8, III; P8, IV. Listen to the recordings again of what we did in class. I have emailed you the audios I recorded.
3. Want to become better at "z,c, s, zh, ch, sh, r"? Watch the first 25min of this Youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if9UTOvQkJo
PS: Watching this video is your homework and is mandatory.

9/15/2015:
1. Review all the finals, compound finals, initials, and tones. Watch the first 25min of this Youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if9UTOvQkJo
2. Mark the dialogues in Integrated Chinese Unit 1 with Pinyin. Bring the book to next class.

9/17/2015:
1. Write Chinese characters on worksheet.
2. Mark Dialogue 2 in Unit 1 with Pinyin.

9/18/2015:
With Sean and Aiden away for FLC, Ben and I did Workbook P16, II, III and reviewed Dialogue 1 in Unit 1.

9/19/2015:
With Sean and Aiden away for FLC, Ben and I practiced Chinese characters and reviewed Dialogue 1 in Unit 1.

9/20/2015:
Make-up class for Sean and Aiden
Homework: 1. finish Chinese practice sheets.
2. Mark Dialogue 2 in Unit 1 with Pinyin.

9/21/2015:
1. Review Unit 1. Be ready for a quiz next class.
2. Write vocab on Chinese practice sheet.
3. Workbook: P20, III, A and B. P24, C and D.

9/22/2015:
1. Write vocab on Chinese practice sheet.
2. Workbook: P20, III, A and B. P24, C and D.
3. Review flashcards from Quilet. Link: https://quizlet.com/25384599/integrated-chinese-lesson-1-greetings-flash-cards/Be ready for a quiz next class.
4. Mark Dialogue I in Unit 2 with Pinyin.

9/24/2015:
1. Workbook: P 20 A, P 21 B.
2. Mark Dialogue I in Unit 2 with Pinyin.

9/25/2015:
1. Mark 2 dialogues in Unit 2 with Pinyin
2. Workbook: P25, D, E

9/28/2015:
1. Mark 2 dialogues in Unit 2 with Pinyin
2. Workbook: P25, D, E
3. Write the first 7 vocabs on Chinese practice sheet

9/29/2015:
1. Chinese practice sheet: finish writing the characters we have learned
2. If you still haven't done it, do Workbook P25, D, E.
3. If you still haven't done it, mark Dialogue I in Unit 2 with Pinyin.

10/1/2015:
1. FInish Chinese practice sheet if you haven't.
2. Workbook: Reading comprehension: task A

10/2/2015:
1. Workbook: P33, E
2. Mark Dialogue 2 in Unit 2 with Pinyin.

10/5/2015:
1. Review all the vocabulary in Dialogue 1, Unit 2. Be ready for a quiz next class.
2. Mark Dialogue 2 in Unit 2 with Pinyin.

10/8/2015:
1. Finish Chinese character practice sheet.
2. Revise your test: Character quiz 1 in Unit 2

10/9/2015:
1. Finish Chinese character practice sheet.
2. Project on Families. You can use your family picture or a picture online. Write at least 5 sentences to illustrate this picture. You can use sentences like: There are X people in this/my family. This is my dad; this is my mom...My dad is a ...My mom is a ...I have X brothers. I have X sisters...Print it our and hand it in next class.

10/12/2015:
1. Project on Families. You can use your family picture or a picture online. Write at least 5 sentences to illustrate this picture. You can use sentences like: There are X people in this/my family. This is my dad; this is my mom...My dad is a ...My mom is a ...I have X brothers. I have X sisters...Print it our and hand it in next class.
2. Mark Dialogue 1 in Unit 3 with Pinyin.
3. Review all the words in Unit 2. Be prepared for a quiz tomorrow.

10/13/2015:
1. Test correction: Correct the test we had today. Submit them next class.
2. Learn Chinese numbers: remember their pronunciations, hand gestures, and the characters. Be ready to teach your parents during FLC class.
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10/15/2015:
No homework today. Get ready for Family weekend.

10/20/2015:
Make a PPT about the Chinese food you chose. Ben: dumpling; Aiden: spicy chicken; Artem: rice. The PPT should have more than 5 slides, with at least the name of the dish in Chinese.

10/21/2015:
1. Write the characters we learned today on the Chinese practice sheet.
2. Workbook: P45, B and C. P47, A.

10/23/2015:
In google classroom, write 3 sentences of your basic information: My name is...My birthday is...My mom/dad/brother/sister's birthday is..(numbers should be written in Chinese).Interview one friend and write another 3 sentences for him/her as well. Therefore, all together you should submit 6 sentences in Chinese.

10/26/2015:
1. Finish Chinese practice sheet.
2. Submit your sentences in Google classroom. Link: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTg3ODQ4NzY1

10/29/2015:
1. Chinese practice sheet.
2. Aiden needs to finish marking the dialogue with Pinyin and his missing character practice.

10/30/2015:
1. Finish Chinese practice sheet.
2. Review all the vocab. Be prepared for a quiz next class. Use these flashcards to help you review: https://quizlet.com/89067832/integrated-chinese-level-1-part-1-lesson-3-dates-and-time-dialogue-1-taking-someone-out-to-eat-on-hisher-birthday-flash-cards/

11/2/2015:
Workbook: P48: task B and C.

11/3/2015:
Many of you have not done the workbook assignment. Please finish workbook P48, task B and C and Chinese practice sheet.

11/4/2015:
1. Test correction: use your book as a reference, revise your Quizlet quiz on Dialogue 1, Lesson 3.
2. Artem and Aiden need to finish workbook Page 48.

11/5/2015:
1. Review the vocabulary from Lesson 1 to Lesson 3.
2. Read the dialogues from Lesson 1 to Lesson 3. All together 5 dialogues.

11/9/2015:
1. Workbook: Page 48, Task E
2. Test correction: revise your Quizlet quiz on Dialogue 1, Lesson 3.

11/10/2015:
1. Review date expressions.
2. Review Lesson 2, text book P42-43.

11/12/2015:
Use your review sheet to review Chinese "hot words." I have also enclosed all the youtube links here.



11/13/2015:
Go through our review classes. Make 12 Chinese flashcards and bring them to the exam.


December, 2015:
Please upload your December project in Google classroom or email it to me at vqzhao@hyde.edu Please refer the document below for detailed requirements.


Winter Term
1/5/2016:
1. watch this video and practice combination of tones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wV8B4bx1lM
2. If you have not finish your December project and two hand-outs, please finish them by Thursday. Email the projects to me and bring the hand-outs to class on Thursday.

1/7/2016:
1. Write number 1-7 on the Chinese practice sheet.
2. Workbook P54, task A
3. Mark Dialogue II, Unit 3 with Pinyin.
4. Ben and Artem need to submit December projects and finish two hand-outs.

1/8/2016:
1. Workbook P54, task C
2. Ben and Artem still need to submit December projects, and Artem needs to submit two hand-outs.

1/11/2016:
1. Finish writing the words of Dialogue II, Unit 3 on the practice sheet.
2. Workbook P52, A.

1/14/2016:
Review words from Unit 3. Prepare for a quiz tomorrow on Friday.

1/15/2016:
1. Mark Dialogue 1 in Unit 4 with Pinyin
2. Review all the words from Unit 3. Be prepared for a quiz on Tuesday. Use these flashcards to help you. https://quizlet.com/12845118/integrated-chinese-lesson-3-flash-cards/

1/19/2016:
1.Test correction.
2. Preview Dialogue 1, Unit 4

1/21/2016:
1. Write Chinese characters 1-8 on the practice sheet.
2. Ben needs to finish his open book exam.
3. Aiden needs to mark the dialogue with Pinyin.

1/22/2016
1. Write Chinese characters on the pracitce sheet from number 8-14.
2. Work book P61 task A and P63 task A

1/25/2016:
1. Finish Chinese characters up until number 20.
2. Workbook P65, task C.

1/26/2016:
1. Finish Chinese characters up until number 20.
2. Workbook P64-65, task C.
3. Mark Dialogue 2 in Lesson 4 with Pinyin.
4. Review all the words from Dialogue 1 in Lesson 4. Be prepared for a quiz next class.

1/28/2016:
Complete homework from last class. If still undone, we will have to have a make-up session on Friday.

1/29/2016:
1. Review all the vocab in Dialogue 1, Unit 4. Be prepared for a quiz on Monday.
2. Workbook P65, task D.

2/1/2016:
With only Aiden in class today, we talked about Chinese new year and the Monkey King.

2/2/2016:
Finish this Unit 4 hand-out homework:

2/4/2016:
1. Write Chinese characters 1-4 on the practice sheet.
2. Workbook P74, task E. Write the seven sentences down below in the textbook.

2/9/2016:
1. Collaborate to write a dialogue. One student invites the other to do something together, including the time. The other student accepts / declines the invitation.
2. Review words from Dialogue 2, Lesson 4. Be prepared for a quiz next class.

2/11/2016:
1. Wordbook P74, task D, 1-3
2. Mark Dialogue 1 in Lesson 5 with Pinyin.
3. Review and be prepared for a quiz next class.

2/13/2016:
1. Workbook: P73, task C
2. Mark Dialogue 1 in Lesson 5 with Pinyin.

2/15/2016:
1. Chinese practice sheet 1-7.

2/16/2016:
1. Chinese practice sheet 8-9.

2/19/2016:
1. Chinese practice sheet 10-17.
2. Workbook P54, task E, 1-2

2/22/2016:
1. Mark Dialogue 2 in Unit 5 with Pinyin. Read through its English translation.
2. Chinese practice sheet 18-26.
3. Take-home open-book exam on Dialouge 1 in Unit 5.

2/23/2016:
1. Take home open-book Quizlet exam.
2. Chinese practice sheet Dialogue 2, Unit 5

2/25/2016:
Choose two sentences from each grammar to translate.

2/29/2016:
Review for final exam.

Spring Term:


3/24/2016:
1. Chinese practice sheet 1-10.
2. Mark the dialogue with Pinyin.

3/25/2016:
Test corrections.

3/28/2016:
Chinese practice sheet 1-18.

3/29/2016:
Chinese vocabulary 1-20.

4/8/2016:
Make flashcards for all the words in Dialogue 1, Lesson 6.