AP Chinese (Sem 2)

Course Description:

At this level, students continue their preparation for the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam. Students continue to develop their integrated skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and will be guided to pay more attention to their usages in interactive daily life and formal settings. Meanwhile, students will deepen their knowledge of Chinese culture through Chinese history, Chinese literature and arts. Harvest Shouhuo is the primary textbook used in this course, along with other supplementary materials, such as AP practice test, Chinese stories, newspaper articles and video clips. The course engages the students in an exploration of both contemporary and historical Chinese, including topics as travelling, famous people and history, literature and arts.

The course is delivered entirely online in Chinese. Students will acquire more sophisticated linguistic elements to increase their language abilities. Language skills are enhanced through interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational activities. Listening skills are developed during class discussions, listening exercise, watching video clips movies, etc. Reading skills are improved through various readings of essays and articles, newspaper articles, advertisements, biographies, plays, and poetry. Speaking skills are practiced through debates, pair and group discussions, acting from scripts and interview. Written strategies are introduced to guide students organizing the compositions; students practice the written skills through bi-weekly compositions. To help students get familiar with the test format, assignments designed in AP exam format and the previous AP exams are provided. Students are frequently assessed on character-handwriting skill, vocabulary usage, expressive abilities and listening and comprehension skill.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): AP Chinese (Sem 2)
Course Title (NCES SCED) : AP Chinese Language and Culture
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Michigan State University
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan State University
Standards Addressed : National Collegiate Athletic Association, CollegeBoard
Alignment Document : http://media.mivu.org/mivhs/alignchart/wl/APChinese.pdf
Academic Terms : Semester
Subject Area : World Language
Course Identifier : AP Chinese Language and Culture
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 2 of 2

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost: $34.95

Additional Cost Description:

Xu Jialu, Chen Fu, Wang Ruojiang, Zhu Ruiping . Harvest Intermediate Chinese Textbook 2nd Edition. CENGAGE Learning, 2014.

  • Understand the textbook and given materials and be able to discuss the cultural connotations;
  • Identify main ideas and important details in the authentic materials such as advertisements, signs, and written texts from newspapers, contemporary literature, letters, and essays.
  • Use a variety of discourse styles, including descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive, to meet the writing or speaking purpose.
  • Be able to use the Chinese language to communicate more effectively both in the school setting and in real-life situations;
  • Initiate and sustain conversation on topics covered in culturally appropriate ways.
  • Be able to make comparison and connections between the target language and culture and those of the learners.
  • Create a level-appropriate speech or report, produce a newscast or video, and narrate personal experiences, research result and current events fluently.
  • Get prepared for the AP test.

iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses

Academic Content Standards and Assessments Rating Comments
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met
Instructor Resources Rating Comments
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Fully Met
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met
Accessing Course Effectiveness Rating Comments
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met
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The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met
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Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met
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Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met
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The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
Communication and Interaction Rating Comments
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met
Feedback Rating Comments
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met
Course Architecture Rating Comments
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
User Interface Rating Comments
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met
Accessibility Rating Comments
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
Data Security Rating Comments
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met

Review Conducted By: Quality Matters
Date of Review: 03/03/2017

Unit 4 Travel and Society 

  • 4.1Transportation and Traveling
  • 4.2 The Global Village
  • 4.3 Review
  • 4.4 Changes in daily life
  • 4.5 Overseas Chinese
  • 4.6 Review

Unit 5 Famous People and History 

  • 5.1 Historical figures
  • 5.2 Contemporary famous people
  • 5.3 Review
  • 5.4 History of China
  • 5.5 Geography of China
  • 5.6 Review

Unit 6 Literature and Arts 

  • 6.1 Literatures
  • 6.2 AP Practice Test
  • 6.3 Arts
  • 6.4 Music appreciation
  • 6.5 Review
  • Final Test
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 03/29/2024 02/14/2025 07/01/2024 02/07/2025 01/24/2025 06/13/2025 100 $440 $35
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Students have 14 days from the enrollment start date to drop the course and receive a full refund. No refunds are given after 14 days. Drop dates are calculated and what is posted is the last possible drop date for enrollments created within the enrollment window. Students may access their course from their enrollment start date to their enrollment end date. A completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 03/29/2024 02/14/2025
Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
22-23 27 24 88.89%
21-22 26 26 100.0%
19-20 31 31 100.0%
18-19 29 28 96.55%
17-18 12 11 91.67% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2017-18 school year.
16-17 12 11 91.67% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Use Internet Explorer to install the “Simplified Chinese Language Pack” to view web pages written in Chinese.
  • Install the free Adobe Acrobat Connect Add-in for Windows or Macintosh. The Acrobat Connect Add-in allows you to share your screen and upload files to meetings. Click here to read detailed installation instructions. Test your computer to make sure that you are set up with all of the tools you will need to participate in the meeting.
  • Headset with earphone and microphone for group interaction and audio chatting.
  • Access to a computer with a full duplex sound card for recording voice (at school or at home).
  • Please review the MVS Technology Requirements: http://www.mivhs.org/Support/Technical-Requirements