Students will focus on oral proficiency through a variety of language activities to continuously improve pronunciation and the ability to convey meaning. Reading and writing skills will be taught in meaningful contexts using real scenarios relevant to students. Students will work in pairs with supervising teacher to use Chinese in various capacities to strengthen language skills. Students should have learned about 80 commonly used radicals, among which students should have no problem recognizing two-thirds of them to write separate characters, students will be able to write a short passage with assigned topics. Students should understand different parts of a Chinese character and how to de-compose a character when asked. Students should be able understand a total of about 400 Chinese words, and be able to read and write about 300 Chinese characters. The Young Adults Chinese Program builds upon what has been learned previously to help students continue their Chinese language learning in high school and beyond.
5th to 7th grade