• A Bite of China - Season I

  • PBS - The Story of China

    The Story of China, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world’s oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day.

    Source: www.PBS.org

  • Language Proficiency Targets - Chinese

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 
    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level.

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive
    Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    Low
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Low
    Novice 
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid

    Level II

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid

    Level III

    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)

    Level IV

    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate Low (-) to
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
  • Passport To China

    P China Main"Become acquainted with the people, customs, traditions and language of China in this new locally-produced informational series by Ozarks Public Television. 12 episodes will provide highlights and insight into this exciting culture and will introduce you to topics that will be helpful and informative whether you’re considering a trip to China or only visiting from your home."

    For more information about the Passport to China video series, visit Georgia Public Broadcasting at: http://www.pbs.org/show/passport-to-china/episodes/ 

  • MIT: Foreign Language News and Newspapers

    "The foreign-language newspaper sites listed here are a sample of material available on the Web free of charge:

    Chinese  French  German  Italian  Japanese  Portuguese  Russian  Spanish

    These news sites are selected especially for language students, but all are invited to peruse these pages at their leisure."

    Source: MIT Libraries

  • Chinese Tea: Elixir of the Orient

    GPB Chinese Tea

    “Chinese Tea: Elixir of the Orient” takes viewers to China to explore how tea became an integral part in forming the country’s culture as well as being thought of as its signature drink.

     

    Es GPB Original and other producnjoy thitions at: http://www.gpb.org/

  • Teacher & Student Instructional Resources - Chinese

    The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the Chinese language program:

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Discovering Chinese I

    Better Chinese

      Chinese I

    Discovering Chinese II

    Better Chinese

      Chinese II

    Discovering Chinese III

    Better Chinese

    Chinese III

    Discovering Chinese IV

    Better Chinese

     

     

    Chinese IV

    Discovering Chinese Pro I

    Better Chinese

       Chinese V

    Discovering Chinese Pro II

    Better Chinese

     
      Chinese VI 
     

    Discovering Chinese Pro III

    Better Chinese

       Chinese VII

    Discovering Chinese Pro IV

    Better Chinese

     
       Chinese VIII

    Crossing Paths

    Cheng & Tsui

     
      AP Chinese
    Language & Culture

    Shifting Tides

    Cheng & Tsui

    AP Chinese
    Language & Culture

       

  • ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines - Language Samples

    ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines Samples 

    "The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 describe five major levels of proficiency: Distinguished, Superior, Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice. The description of each major level is representative of a specific range of abilities. Together these levels form a hierarchy in which each level subsumes all lower levels. The major levels Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice are divided into High, Mid, and Low sublevels. The subdivision of the Advanced level is new."

    Samples are available for the following languages at the ACTFL website:

     Arabic| Chinese| French| German| Japanese| Portuguese| Spanish

  • NCLC 2015: American High Schoolers Perform Chinese Music and Calligraphy

    NCLC 2015

    At the 2015 National Chinese Language Conference, singer Aliyah Auerbach and pianist Mitchell Kramer from Wheeler High School play traditional Chinese music as North Cobb High School student Samuel Smith practices Chinese calligraphy. We are so proud of the students and teachers from Cobb county. Please watch the full performance video

  • National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

    NCOLCTL "NCOLCTL'smission is to increase the number of Americans who choose to learn one or more of the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) as a means of enhancing cross-cultural communication among citizens of the United States. NCOLCTL'swork focuses on the less commonly taught languages which are becoming increasingly vital to the security, economic, social and political welfare of the United States. NCOLCTLseeks to improve the teaching and learning of these languages and to make them more generally available. "

  • The Chinese Language Teachers Association

    CLTA "The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA) promotes the study of Chinese language and culture in an international context. Given the importance of the Chinese speaking world and its global cultural, social, economic, and political impact, our mission is to promote the Chinese language as a tool for communication worldwide. As a professional organization, CLTArepresents Chinese language teachers in all educational settings. It supports establishing and sustaining quality Chinese programs, K-16 articulation, teacher education and professional development, and research relating to all aspects of teaching and learning about Chinese languages and cultures. The Association is committed to providing leadership, scholarship, and service to its members and to all sectors of society."

  • Chinese Language Association of Secondary - Elementary Schools

    CLASS

    "While Chinese language instruction has long been a part of the American education system, it has mainly been confined to the university and post undergraduate levels as part of special fields such as literature or history. It is only in the past two decades that instruction of Chinese has been extended to high schools, junior high schools, and even elementary schools. CLASSwas one of the principal organizations involved in the development of the national standards for foreign language learning. CLASSbears a primary responsibility to nurture and in-service K-12 Chinese teachers.CLASScontinues to forge collaborations and form new partnerships with other professional organizations."

  • Learning Mandarin: MIT Textbook

    Online TextbookThis four part open access textbook is part of the MIT Supplemental Resource Library. See the description below from the MIT page:

    This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four semesters (two years) of the Mandarin program at MIT. They eventually formed the basis of a print textbook of the same name, published by Yale University Press; information and supplemental materials for the Yale edition are available at the companion website. The OCW course materials were extensively revised, and at times reordered, before publication, but the general principles of the original remain: to provide a comprehensive resource for the foundation levels of Chinese language that separates the learning of oral skills from literary (the former being transcribed in pinyin, and the latter in characters). This resource contains the complete online version of the text and accompanying audio recordings.

  • BBC Languages - Chinese

    BBC Languages ChineseBBC Chinese Language: Online video lessons with audio, games, vocabulary, grammar explanations and exercises