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International Baccalaureate (IB) Chinese I (Higher Level & Standard Level)

IB Chinese (Language B) is a two-year program that follows guidelines from the International Baccalaureate. The course exposes students to a range of topics (see below) and enhances students’ language proficiency through receptive, productive and interactive assessments. IB Chinese I is the first year in the IB Chinese (Language B) program. Pedagogical textbooks will be used in class, but authentic material will be regularly introduced as well. The ultimate goal is to help students use Chinese in real-life situations, to help students cultivate lifelong Chinese language learning, and to help students appreciate their own cultures and Chinese cultures. Cultural activities such as Chinese Night or Chinese Table will be offered throughout the year.

Prerequisite: Chinese III

IB Chinese I (HL/SL) Instructor: Nina Li