Middle School Chinese 2 (Grades 6-8)


Students progress to this next level of middle school Chinese with instruction equivalent to that found in the second semester of High School Chinese I. With a focus on listening, speaking, reading and writing, each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations and task-based activities to reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Both Chinese characters and pinyin are presented together throughout the course, and specific character practices are introduced after the first quarter. Students will gain familiarity with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wider range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations, analyze and compare cultural practices and perspectives of various Chinese-speaking countries and take frequent assessments.

Prerequisite: Middle School Chinese 1 or equivalent

Middlebury Interactive courses are not credit-bearing.

Our online language courses have many task-based activities that give students instant feedback. However, the writing and speaking assignments in the courses are not automatically graded. If you would like all activities within the course to be graded, we would advise you to purchase the course with teacher support included. 

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