Huei-Cheng Portfolio: High School Chinese


Learner Characteristics

  • Private Prep school students, grade 9-12,
    • high academic achievement,
  • No prior experience in Chinese.
    • very limited capacity to process inputs in target language.
      • break down the load of new vocabulary.
        • no more than 5 at a time.
        • recycle vocabulary.
        • listening and reading first, then speaking. Writing is the last one.

Goals for Course

At the end of the year, students will meet the ACTFL proficiency guideline as Novice Mid/High.

Mini Course: Play "Go Fish" in Chinese


This will be Unit 2 of HS Chinese 1. Students just learned to introduce their names in Chinese in Unit One.

Curriculum of Chinese at EW School



ACTFL: ACTFL performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners.


  • 1. Curtain, Helena and Dahlberb, Carol Ann, Language and Children, 4th Edition, Boston, MA. Pearson, 2004.
  • 2. Everson, Micheal and Xiao, Yun, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Cheng & Tsui, Boston, 2008.