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World Languages » AP Chinese Language & Culture

AP Chinese Language & Culture

At this level, students have a higher degree of competency in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Students engage in an exploration of both contemporary and historical Chinese culture through a wide array of authentic sources while they further refine and expand their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. Students read in class and independently interpret selected literary works; discuss contemporary issues as presented through literature, magazines, newspapers, videos and online resources; have an understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of the people using the language; and interact comfortably with native speakers. This course is conducted primarily in Mandarin/Chinese. Students who enroll will also prepare to take the Advanced Placement Chinese Literature Exam. Prerequisite: C+ or better in Mandarin/Chinese III or equivalent 
 
Course # 14980 
 
Course Term: Yearlong 
 
Grade Levels: 9-12 
 
Graduation Credit: World Language 
 
CSU/UC: Language other than English (LOTE)(e) Electives (g)