Course Description

This course provides extended opportunities for students to communicate and interact in the language of study in a variety of social and academic contexts. Students will refine and enhance their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as their creative and critical thinking skills, as they explore and respond to a variety of oral and written texts, including complex authentic and adapted texts. They will also broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse communities where the language is spoken, and develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.


Level 2 Mandarin, or a placement test

Sample Activity


Ms Yu (Havergal College, ret’d)

Course Delivery

The course is run through Blackboard. Content is a mix of text, slide presentations, audio and video.

There are online text and weekly Collaborate Ultra sessions in which we go over content, look at examples, answer questions and have student presentations.

Assessment and Evaluation

There are a mix of assessment and evaluation tools, including quizzes, tests, weekly assignments, video presentations and discussions. The final culminating task has two components: an oral presentation and a comprehension written exam.

AP Option

This course also covers the content required for the AP Mandarin exam. Students have the option to take this exam in addition to receiving the OSSD credit for the course. The exam is taken in the student’s home school.

Required Resources