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Teacher's link for Syllabus and additional individual class requirement can be found on rhschinese.weebly.com
 
List of Attachments:

1. Dress Code 2016

Note:
There is a " No D Policy" applies to Chinese IB & AP classes.

"Syllabus"

Kuo's Chinese Classes Overview

 
**All syllabus and class-related information can be viewed on http://rhschinese.weebly.com/
 
 
The Course

The key to opening the future for a learner is to learn world languages in the 21st century (Jacobs, 2013).  Language learning is not limited by only communicating with native speakers of that language but also broadening their cultural understanding and appreciation of target culture as well as their own culture.  Students cannot be not only proficient in the language but remains accomplished in the three modes of communication: Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational;  surrounded by  Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, Communities  (Clementi & Terrill, 2013).    Therefore, learners also sharpen their learning power, gain career opportunities because a learner "develops insight into their own language and culture,"  as well as "taking a more invigorating and open view of the world" (21st Century Skills Map, 2011).  Learning the language allows the student exposure of the real world and various situations one may encounter.
 

 
What students will achieve in class: 

1.  Learn to read, write, speak and understand Mandarin Chinese.
2.  Create a personal webpage (website)
3.  Create a personal Blog
4.  Acquire 3+ web-based technology tools
5.  Learn how to write simple computer codes, also known as the "Coding."
6. College and career ready (CCR) portfolio  (upper division Chinese students, including graduating seniors)
Innovation Learning

Learning in the 21st century involves innovative learning.  And you cannot learn innovative without technologies.   Therefore you must be come with an open-mind to be ready to explore the technology tools in this classroom.
  • This course is tech-rich and you will be utilizing digital tools and resources for learning throughout the course.
  • All technology tools provide a free-version for students to use for FREE.   
  • There are tutorials to help students learn these digital tools, many of which can be found on the YouTube and Google sites.  Don't be afraid to search for help!  (try using search terms such as "Tutorial" or "demo" and the name of the tool or website).
 
 

 
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Teacher Contact Information

Teacher:
 Grace Kuo
E-mail: gkuo@rowlandschools.org
Phone: (626)965-XXXX
Location: Room B-11
Office hours: Nutrition time & Lunch time 
 

 
STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

​Please inform teacher during the first week of classes about any disability or special needs that you may have that may require specific arrangements related to attending class sessions, ​

Traditional Learning + Innovative Learning = 21st Century World Language Learning

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Interpretative
​Communication

 
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Interpersonal
​Communication

 
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Presentational Communication

 
 
 Class Rules: 

​1. Come to class on time.  You must be seated when the tardy bell rings or you will be marked tardy.

2. Bring your notebook/textbook and all items necessary to class daily.

3. No eating, drinking in class.  You may bring a bottle water but it must be with a cap.

4. Turn off your cell phone and electronic devices.  Do put them away.

5.  Courtesy and respect for the rights and property of others is expected. 

6. The room will be maintained clean and orderly.

7. Be a successful Raider- a Thinker, a Contricutor, and a Communicator.

​8. Follow the school dress code.  
 

For Individual Chinese Course, Please proceed to the appropriate Chinese level.

ASSIGNMENTS PORTAL:

It is students responsibility to check daily on assignment portal to keep track of all assignments due dates.  
 

 
HOMELINK:

It is students responsibility to check their grade on homelink regularly, at least twice a week.

 

 
GRADES ON ASSIGNMENTS:

If you have questions about your assignment grade,
please do the following,
Email Ms. Kuo at gkuo@rowlandschoolos.org
List the assignment #
State your reason,

All emailed will generally be replied within 24 hours.  


Chinese 2
​Overview & Grade Policy

Grading Components:

​Assignments (including but not limited to Homework/Classwork) ..... 10%

Oral Presentation: 20%
Notebook: 20%
Tests, Quizzes, Evaluations: 20%
Projects/ Presentation : 20%

Website: 10%


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It is your responsibility to check assignment on www.rowlandhs.org and rhschinese.weebly.com daily to find out all required information and due dates.  Teacher will post all updates by 7pm daily.

 

 

Writing

    • Homework
    • Classwork
    • Notebook writing
    • Projects






Oral Activities


    • Daily Mandarin speaking in complete sentences.
    • Class Oral activities
    • Participation will be embedded in the specific time category.
    • TBA

Presentation

  • ​Monthly Verbal Presentation ( you must time yourself, making sure you are within the time limit, not too short or too long.)
  • Monthly Essay Presentation must be uploaded to weebly by the day you are presenting.
  • Allow 5 presentation (5 students per day).   Lottery drawing enforced if exceeding 5 students.

Website

  • Individual Student's website must be maintained and revised many times throughout the entire year.
  • Overall Organization
  • Monthly Progress
  • All "useful links" assignments must be revised if one wish to receive an ideal grade on it by first week of December.


Evaluation

  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Keyboarding
  • TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chinese 3 Grading Components:

Assignments (including but not limited to Homework/Classwork ..... 10%

All Oral Presentation: 20%

Notebook: 20%

Tests, Quizzes, Evaluations: 20%

Monthly Presentation (Speech and Essay): 20%


Website: 10%
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It is your responsibility to check assignment on www.rowlandhs.org and rhschinese.weebly.com daily to find out all required information and due dates.  Teacher will post all updates by 7pm daily.

 

 

Writing

  • Homework
  • Classwork
  • TBA

Oral Activities

  • You must speak in complete Chinese sentence in class.
  • Daily in-class verbal activities
  • Verbal assignments other than monthly berbal presentation
  • Participation will be embedded in the specific time category.
  • TBA

Presentation

  • Monthly  Essay Presentation
  • Monthly Verbal Presentation ( you must time yourself, making sure you are within the time limit, not too short or too long.)
  • Monthly Essay must be uploaded by the presenting day.
  • Allow 5 presentation (5 students per day).   Lottery drawing enforced if exceeding 5 students.

Evaluation

  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Keyboarding
  • TBA

Website

  • Individual Student's website must be maintained and revised many times throughout the entire year.
  • All "useful links" assignments must be revised if one wish to receive an ideal grade on it by first week of December.

Chinese 4
Overview & Grade Policy

Grading Components:

Assignments (including but not limited to Homework/Classwork) ..... 10%

All Oral Presentation: 20%

Notebook: 20%

Tests, Quizzes, Evaluations: 20%

Projects/  Presentation: 20%


Website: 10%
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It is your responsibility to check assignment on www.rowlandhs.org and rhschinese.weebly.com daily to find out all required information and due dates.  Teacher will post all updates by 7pm daily.

 

 

Writing

  • Homework
  • Classwork
  • TBA

Oral Activities

  • Daily in-class speaking must be in complete Chinese sentence.
  • Verbal assignments other than the monthly presentation.
  • Participation will be embedded in the specific time category.
  • TBA

Evaluation

  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Keyboarding 
  • TBA

​Presentation

  • Monthly essay
  • Monthly presentation    ( you must time yourself, making sure you are within the time limit, not too short or too long.)
  • Monthly essay must be uploaded by the presenting day.
  • Allow 5 presentation (5 students per day).   Lottery drawing enforced if exceeding 5 students.

Website

  • Individual Student's website must be maintained and revised many times throughout the entire year.
  • All "useful links" assignments must be revised if one wish to receive an ideal grade on it by first week of December.

Chinese IB / AP Overview & Grade Policy

*** Both AP and IB Chinese courses do not offer Grade Bump.  This means your overall grade will not change with the AP/IB exam taken in May. 

Grading Components:
Assignments (including but not limited to Homework and Classwork) ..... 10%
Oral Activities: 20%
Notebook: 10%
Tests, Quizzes, Evaluations: 30%
Projects/ Presentation : 20%

Website: 10%

 

 

It is your responsibility to check assignment on www.rowlandhs.org and rhschinese.weebly.com daily to find out all required information and due dates.  Teacher will post all updates by 7pm daily.

 

 

Assignments

  • Homework
  • Classwork
  • TBA

Oral Activities

  • Students must speak in complete Chinese sentences in class.
  • Daily in-class verbal activities
  • Verbal presentation other than the monthly presentation.
  • Participation will be embedded in the specific time category.
  • TBA

Evaluation

  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Keyboarding
  • TBA

Presentation

  • Monthly Verbal Presentation ( you must time yourself, making sure you are within the time limit, not too short or too long.)
  • Monthly Essay must be uploaded to your website on presenting day.
  • Allow 5 presentation (5 students per day).   Lottery drawing enforced if exceeding 5 students.

Website

  • Individual Student's website must be maintained and revised many times throughout the entire year.
  • All "useful links" assignments must be revised if one wish to receive an ideal grade on it by first week of December
 

It is your responsibility to check assignment on www.rowlandhs.org and rhschinese.weebly.com daily to find out all required information and due dates.  Teacher will post all updates by 7pm daily.

 

 

Writing

  • Homework
  • Classwork
  • TBA

Oral Activities

  • Daily in-class speaking must be in complete Chinese sentence.
  • Verbal assignments other than the monthly presentation.
  • Participation will be embedded in the specific time category.
  • TBA

Evaluation

  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Keyboarding 
  • TBA

​Presentation

  • Monthly essay
  • Monthly presentation    ( you must time yourself, making sure you are within the time limit, not too short or too long.)
  • Monthly essay must be uploaded by the presenting day.
  • Allow 5 presentation (5 students per day).   Lottery drawing enforced if exceeding 5 students.

Website

  • Individual Student's website must be maintained and revised many times throughout the entire year.
  • All "useful links" assignments must be revised if one wish to receive an ideal grade on it by first week of December.

 
 
 

Chinese 2
​Overview & Grade Policy

Grading Components:

​Assignments (including but not limited to Homework/Classwork) ..... 10%

Oral Presentation: 20%
Notebook: 20%
Tests, Quizzes, Evaluations: 20%
Projects/ Presentation : 20%

Website: 10%


Picture
 
 

 

It is your responsibility to check assignment on www.rowlandhs.org and rhschinese.weebly.com daily to find out all required information and due dates.  Teacher will post all updates by 7pm daily.

 

 

Writing

    • Homework
    • Classwork
    • Notebook writing
    • Projects






Oral Activities


    • Daily Mandarin speaking in complete sentences.
    • Class Oral activities
    • Participation will be embedded in the specific time category.
    • TBA
















Presentation

  • ​Monthly Verbal Presentation ( you must time yourself, making sure you are within the time limit, not too short or too long.)
  • Monthly Essay Presentation must be uploaded to weebly by the day you are presenting.
  • Allow 5 presentation (5 students per day).   Lottery drawing enforced if exceeding 5 students.

Website

  • Individual Student's website must be maintained and revised many times throughout the entire year.
  • Overall Organization
  • Monthly Progress
  • All "useful links" assignments must be revised if one wish to receive an ideal grade on it by first week of December.


Evaluation

  • Tests
  • Quizzes
  • Keyboarding
  • TBA
LATE ASSIGNMENTS: 

​Grades for late assignments and required forms will be reduced by 20% each day after the assignment due date unless approval for late work is given in advance. 

** Not all be accepted after due date.  (Teacher will announce accordingly) 
 
 

 
Name on Assignments:

Make sure your name is written on all papers you submitted or points will be deducted!
 

 
Extra Credit Options

No extra credit is available.


 

 

Recent Posts

Next Learning Stage for AP Chinese

1. You still have twice a week test on Monday and Thursday.

2. You must study the pinyin and Chinese Lesson/sentences before hand.  (if will be specified on the website).  In short, there will be classwork that cannot be turned in as homework.  It will subsitute as verbal presentation.

3.  There is no verbal presentation as we always do weekly.  However,, you can  still make up the verbal from before.

Weekly Verbal Presentation

When you present verbal, the paper submitted must be in specific creteria

All verbal must be presented from one person's point of view, not in dialogue format.

Chinese 3 : Handwritten, Pen Only. 200-300 characters

Chinese 4:  Handwritten, Pen Only, 300-400 characters

Chinese Pre-IB: (only part # 1 of each unit)

                    Typed and printed. 300-400 characters.

Chinese IB: (for school year of 2013-2014 only)

                    (only part # 1 of each unit)

                    Handwritten, Pen Only.  300-400 characters.

Chinese AP:  (only part # 1 of each unit) Typed and printed. 300-400 characaters

Must bring to class everyday! ( Except first day of school)

1. Textbook

2. One (one subject) spiral notebook,

 a. One subject notebook ONLY

 b. Minimum of 70 sheets, under 100 sheets.

 c. College-rule preferred, 

3. Chinese-English or English-Chinese dictionary (optional)