Menlo School Faculty & Staff
Mandarin 4 is for students who have completed Mandarin 3. Students entering this level must demonstrate adequate proficiency in intermediate vocabulary words, expressions, and grammar. Students at this level receive intensive review and practice of intermediate-level grammar and language functions. Students are expected to be able to communicate at the Intermediate-Mid level of the ACTFL student performance descriptors by the end of the year. This class and all subsequent levels are conducted mostly in Mandarin. At the end of the course, the student will also be able to:
- Identify the importance of cultural and social assumptions revealed in the language (examples: greetings, compliments, direction, the flow of descriptions, and logic of reasoning.)
- Draw out main ideas and locate critical linguistic elements such as grammatical patterns in texts.
- Narrate, describe, compare, and handle simple situations or transactions such as making a flight reservation and ticketing.
Please Note: This course has an honors option.