Chinese 1

Full Year


9, 10, 11, 12


Prerequisites Needed: None
Prerequisites For:

Chinese 2


In this course, the student will begin their foreign language study through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. In the first semester, students will study Greetings, family, dates and time, hobbies and visiting friends. In the second semester students will learn about making appointments, studying Chinese, school life, shopping and transportation. Through these topics students learn to express themselves using an ever-increasing vocabulary, sentence structures, particles and modal verbs. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learners focus on the Chinese-speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories. The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards.

Learning Targets

  1. Listening – Students will understand the main idea and supporting details of spoken language that incorporates familiar vocabulary and structures and respond appropriately.
  2. Reading – Students will understand selected written materials on various topics.
  3. Speaking – Students will apply knowledge of Chinese pronunciation and intonation patterns in various situations.
  4. Writing – Students will respond to statements or questions in Chinese; write compositions and conversations on selected topics, which incorporate description, detail and accurate grammatical structures.
  5. Culture – Students will explain how aspects of the Chinese-speaking culture differ from their own and discuss the influence of the Chinese-speaking culture in the global community.

This is an NCAA-Certified Class

eAchieve Academy is an official NCAA-approved online instruction provider and this online Chinese 1 class meets the NCAA core course requirements. To see the full list of NCAA-approved online high school courses offered by eAchieve Academy, visit the NCAA Eligibility Center (use school code #502388).

Using Chinese In Your Career

Chinese language skills are in-demand in many different industries, including healthcare, law enforcement, business, science and the law, to name a few. Whether you want to become a doctor, lawyer, FBI special agent or environmental scientist, speaking Chinese can be a huge advantage.