• Please click here to access our Chinese Checkpoint A course profile. See below for the breakdown of the courses in which each topic is taught.  



    This course introduces students to the Mandarin language and cultures in which Mandarin is spoken. A communicative approach to language acquisition helps to foster basic proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

    Checkpoint A Topics include: Identity, Family & Social Relationships, House & Home, School Life & Education, Community & Neighborhood (Part I). 

    5 Periods Per Week - Full Year



    Students will continue to develop and integrate the communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Vocabulary study is enhanced as more advanced grammatical structures are added. Students work to develop a familiarity and understanding of the cultural environments where Chinese is spoken and various aspects of everyday living. This course follows Chinese 6, which students took in sixth grade.

    Checkpoint A Topics include: Community & Neighborhood (Part II), Food & Mealtaking, Health & Wellness, Leisure (part I), Travel (part I), Physical Environment.    

    5 Periods Per Week – Full Year



    The successful completion of Chinese 7 is a prerequisite for this course. By the end of this course, students are expected to demonstrate a measurable degree of communicative competency both in speaking and writing in Chinese, as mandated by Checkpoint A, the curriculum guide designed by New York State. This course concludes with the students taking the Checkpoint A exam. The final average from this course will be included on the high school transcript and is included in the total cumulative high school average.

    Checkpoint A Topics include: Leisure (part II), Shopping, Travel (part II), Technology & Media. 

    1 Unit of High School Credit

    5 Periods Per Week – Full Year