7th Grade Mandarin
Learn basic Mandarin Chinese through listening, speaking and some reading and writing.
Gain some insights into Chinese culture and gain an appreciation for it (to encourage lifelong learning)
Enjoy learning Mandarin Chinese
The purpose of language study is to communicate so I can understand others, and they can understand me. Effective communication requires knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom.
Global citizenship requires an ability to communicate in more than one language. An ability to communicate in another language is essential for knowing other people and cultures.
Learning other languages enables an individual to participate in multilingual communities.
An ability to communicate in another language fosters a better understanding of my own language and culture.
Custom and tradition vary within a culture, as well as between cultures.
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