Chinese 1 (Jeremy and Kathy)

  Chinese 1 at PSCS, in partnership with the Village Teacher, is more than just language learning, it is learning how to acquire a language. In this course, students receive classroom instruction and real world
  practicum in both language and intercultural competency. In this course students will:
– Learn to acquire not only Mandarin but other languages through the use of TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), Comprehensible Input, a basic understanding of the cognitive
  science of second language acquisition, and most importantly by using the language with members of the Chinese community here in Seattle.
– Receive three hours weekly of reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Instructional themes and daily topics are based on the daily lives of our students and community
  members here in Chinatown-International District. Students will be imparted with self-directed, home learning routines and resources that they can use throughout the year. Instructional time together is all
  about building routines, dispositions, and mindsets that students use in their daily lives outside of our time together. Language habits and language proficiency go hand-in-hand.
–  Students will use Mandarin Chinese reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to engage with Seattle’s Chinatown-International District communities.
– Each student will receive a paid subscription to a graded reader app and website as well as a tool kit and database of print and digital Mandarin language learning resources as part of this course.

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