World Languages

Chinese 3 (Honors)

Chinese 3 (Honors)

In Chinese 3, students continue to expand their abilities in various aspects of Chinese Mandarin learning. They continue to build up their knowledge in vocabulary, sentence patterns, and grammar points in communicative contexts, as they become more fluent in sharing God’s love and truth with other Mandarin-speaking people. They also enhance their Chinese Mandarin listening and speaking skills such as pronunciations and intonations. Students learn more in-depth Chinese reading and writing strategies and skills. Their Chinese reading abilities and efficiency are greatly improved and they are able to write in Chinese in various formats such as journal, letter, invitation, and essay. Students’ knowledge and skills in writing simplified Chinese characters are also enriched and fortified.

In this course, students learn more about essential Chinese culture including the origins, histories, anecdotes, and etiquettes for various cultural settings, events, or occasions. They also gain the ability to compare and contrast the Chinese culture with their own cultures in many different aspects, so they can communicate God’s love and truth not only verbally but in ways that are culturally appropriate.

This course is approved by the NCAA® and the University of California.


1.0 (Two semesters)

Course Versions

This course is only available as honors. All students who successfully complete this course will receive honors credit.


Chinese 1 and 2

Please review the course syllabus to be sure your student has covered all prerequisite material to be successful. If you have any questions about your student’s readiness to take this course, please enroll your student in the placement test. This will provide you with accurate placement information so you can request the appropriate level of course for your student’s success.

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Required Materials

Equipment: Microphone

Software: Simple audio recording/editing software, Simplified Chinese language pack

In addition to a computer with an Internet connection, most courses require speakers (or headphones); a digital camera or scanner to take photos of completed work; a printer; common household items; access to research materials; and productivity software for word processing, presentations, etc.

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