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Chinese: Novice Mid (A1) [fall18] - Chattanooga School of Language

LEVEL
Novice Mid (A1)

SEMESTER
Fall, Starting week of September 17

DAY/TIME
Tuesdays, 6 weeks
6 to 8 p.m.

PRICE
$195

LOCATION
Chattanooga School of Language

What information will be covered during this course?

Novice Mid (A1)
(approximately 60-90 hours)

Review the Proficiency Guidelines (click here) for this level and learn what you can do with language at this level in terms of speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world situations and non-rehearsed context.

This class builds on the skills acquired at the Novice Low course and continues to focus on the acquisition of high frequency words (the most frequently used words in a language), common structures and cognates (if applicable in target language). In this class, students will expand their knowledge of high frequency vocabulary and use a variety of words and practiced/memorized phrases to discuss familiar topics about life and culture. Students will listen to and read the target language at the appropriate level. Students will be able to ask and answer simple questions on a variety of familiar topics, and will also write and speak in simple sentences, sometimes supported by memorized language.

Competencies acquired at this level: (according to ACTFL)

  • I can identify some basic facts from memorized words and phrases when they are supported by gestures or visuals in informational texts. [Interpretive]
  • I can identify some basic facts from memorized words and phrases when they are supported by gestures or visuals in fictional texts. [Interpretive]
  • I can identify some basic facts from memorized words and phrases when they are supported by gestures or visuals in conversations. [Interpretive]
  • I can request and provide information by asking and answering a few simple questions on very familiar and everyday topics, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and simple sentences. [Interpersonal]
  • I can express basic needs related to familiar and everyday activities, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and questions. [Interpersonal]
  • I can express my own preferences or feelings and react to those of others, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases, and questions. [Interpersonal]
  • I can present information about myself, my interests and my activities using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences. [Presentational]
  • I can express my likes and dislikes on very familiar and everyday topics of interest, using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences. [Presentational]
  • I can present on very familiar and everyday topics using a mixture of practiced or memorized words, phrases and simple sentences. [Presentational]

Chattanooga School of Language
4122 North Access Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37415
Phone: (423) 802-2040