Chinese Courses for High School & Community College Students
Our program, in cooperation with City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and Mandarin Institute, offers an option for students to continue intermediate through advanced level studies of Mandarin Chinese language through concurrent enrollment in courses at City College of San Francisco. Students in this program are eligible to receive high school and college credit upon completion of the course. The courses are taught once a week, either on a weekday after normal class hours, or on Saturdays.
For questions, please contact Professor Hsin Yun Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this program or to attend an information session about this project, please contact Mandarin Institute Director Yalan King at email@example.com.
- Advance and retain Chinese language abilities
- Earn free California State Univeristy (CSU) and University of California (UC) transferable college credits
- Preview expectations for college level courses
Courses are offered in the afternoons at the main CCSF campus in San Francisco. In future models distance-learning modules may be implemented to facilitate access for students from outside the San Francisco high school district and to accommodate high school student’s busy schedules. Courses are taught once a week in a three hour time block, so students are able to experience firsthand college level instruction.
Students receive an additional hour of instruction with a language aide and are also provided one-on-one tutoring with native speakers of Chinese. Students will be given periodic proficiency monitoring to track their progress. Assessments are industry standard and test all four modalities, speaking, reading, writing and listening.
Students can indicate their interest to their San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) counselor. Each applicant must complete an enrollment packet and have all consent forms signed by the appropriate party. Once students are admitted into the program, CCSF will email the student enrollment procedures that will enable them to register for the course. 9th and 10th graders may need the assistance of SFUSD counselors to apply for the course.
|Fall Start||Spring Start||Key Dates|
|April - May||November - December||Receive a program overview; take CCSF Placement test|
Complete CCSF application including consent form with
parent and principal signatures
|June-July||December - January||Attend a mandatory orientation session and register for Fall course(s)|
|January||June||Grade available online|
High School Student Intermediate Courses
This course is designed for the incoming immersion track students who we have determined to be at the Intermediate High proficiency level. Students are able to move between tracks depending on proficiency level. Based on results from placement tests, students may be suggested to register initially for the Chinese 30A-Advanced Intermediate course. In some cases, the professor may suggest the student switch to a higher level course on a student by student proficiency evaluation.
*All high school students (grades 9-12) who have graduated from a Chinese immersion program, or have successfully completed the Chinese AP exam, or are advanced- level Chinese learners are eligible to enroll in the CHIN 30A or, for continuing concurrent enrollment students, CHIN 30B. Students will be assessed upon entry into the class to determine appropriate course placement.
Courses currently being offered to graduates of Chinese immersion programs, High School AP students and CSSF language learners. This course provides Intermediate training in written and spoken Mandarin with emphasis on reading and composition. The second part of this series, 30B, focuses on written and spoken Mandarin with an emphasis on reading, speaking and composition. Increased linguistic ability in both English and Chinese are used as a basis for increasing vocabulary and enhancing reading and writing skills through short stories, poems, essays and compositions.
The continuation of these courses is suitable for heritage learners, both high schoolers and non-high schoolers.