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IB MYP Mandarin Immersion 6th (2174)    - SITE ADOPTED COURSE -


Approved Site(s):
 Approved for Pacific Beach Middle School. Other schools may not offer this course without prior approval from the Interdivisional Curriculum Committee.

Grade Range:
 6
 Prerequisites:
 None
 Course duration:
 One year.
Course Description:
 This International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) immersion course in Mandarin Chinese is offered to students who enter Pacific Beach Middle School from a Mandarin language immersion program or with equivalent language knowledge, understanding, and skills. The course is taught in conjunction with a Mandarin immersion humanities course.

Students focus on the four key areas of world-language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They continue to develop intercultural awareness. Recognition of and practice at writing simplified Chinese characters are a key focus of the course, and students learn several new characters each unit.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Site-selected materials.