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Chinese Language, Culture & Food

$250$485

Monday, September 9 – Friday, October 18, 2024

Monday, September 9 – Friday, October 18, 2024

Format

Fixed-Pace Course

Prerequisites

None

Credit

Middle

Everyone loves Chinese food, but did you know that there are actually eight distinct Chinese cuisines? This course is an exploration of the rich and diverse cultures of the People’s Republic of China: 56 ethnicities, multiple climates, and thousands of years of history. We will introduce the basics of Mandarin, the standard Chinese language; learn about Chinese history and geography; experience cultural traditions that have been carried on for generations. Through it all, students will reinforce their learning by participating in hands-on kitchen activities.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.

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Subject Area

Division

Credit Type

Middle

Do you attend a CLI partner school?

Yes, No

Format

Fixed-Pace Course