Class Levels - Beginner 1, 2, 3 AND Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3
Level Descriptions (Beginner 1, 2, 3) –
The Beginner Chinese class is for students eager to learn the basics of Chinese, where they will learn basic greetings and conversational skills to shop, order food, and discuss their schedules. They will start by learning pinyin (the romanization system to spell out Chinese), and then also they will learn the characters, or hanzi. Our courses are designed for determined beginners who want to develop their language skills by reading and writing hanzi (not just Pinyin) while working on their conversational skills and being able to start forming basic sentences in Chinese.
Level Descriptions (Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3) -
In Advanced Beginner Chinese, students will go more in depth in their everyday life skills in Chinese. The advanced beginner starts out with discussing one's home, and giving commands. The student then in the next level discusses traveling, and how to give directions. Finally the advanced beginner series ends with the theme of hobbies and experiences, where we equip students to perform all basic mandarin Chinese tasks.
ACTFL Standards -
All our courses relate to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines - We are aiming for students in our beginner levels to have novice mid language proficiency, working towards novice high proficiency.
HSK Equivalent -
Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (Chinese Proficiency Test) - Level 1
Supplementary Textbooks -
Although Hills Learning has its own curriculum, we also recommend using the Integrated Chinese series L1 P1 in our Chinese classes