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2014 Summer China Trip, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunan Province

WELCOME BACK!

2016-17 School Year 

For this year all students need to sign for Quizlet on-line or on your mobile device to complete the majority of listening and oral work. After you register at the Quizlet website or the App, you must enroll in the right class. The joining codes for each level are as follows:

CHINESE 1

 

Join URL

 

QR CODE

https://quizlet.com/join/x8w6BP2WP

 

refer to your class syllabus

 

 

CHINESE 2

 

Join URL

 

QR CODE

https://quizlet.com/join/Z6b5kFmz6

 

refer to your class syllabus

 

CHINESE 3 / CIS CHINESE 1011

 

Join URL

 

QR CODE

https://quizlet.com/join/s7sPGrMuh

 

refer to your class syllabus

 

CHINESE 4 / CIS CHINESE 1012

 

Join URL

 

QR CODE

https://quizlet.com/join/v7jKdgnfW

 

refer to your class syllabus

 

Mr. Yu's schedule (all classes are held in Room 321):

1st hour: Chinese 1A

2nd hour: Prep

3rd Hour: CHINESE 2

4th Hour: Chinese 3 / CIS Chinese 1011

Lunch: 2nd  (11:28-11:58)

5th Hour: Chinese 1 (B)

6th Hour: Chinese 4 / CIS Chinese 1012

7th Hour: Prep

  SCHOOL SUPPLIES: You will need the following materials to attend any of the Chinese classes:

1. ONE TWO-POCKET FOLDER (to hold the homework assignments);
2. ONE HARD-COVER THREE-SPINAL BINDER (to hold the printouts of the subject materials and lecture notes);
3. FOUR BLANK CD-R DISCS (please no Sony-brands);

CHINESE 1-4 classes are year-long courses designed to help students become motivated learners in the Chinese language with emphasis placed on Mandarin pronunciation (PINYIN system), fundamental skills of writing Chinese characters, and some simple conversational skills.

Read syllabus for each class, please click on the class section on the right or the links at the bottoms of the page.

Textbooks  FOR CHINESE 1  CLASS (provided by school):

Ni Hao, Book 1, testbook (with CD Rom)

Ni Hao Book 1, workbook

Textbooks  FOR CHINESE 2  CLASS (provided by school):

Ni Hao, Book 2, testbook (with included internet access)

Ni Hao Book 2, workbook

 Textbooks  FOR CHINESE CIS 1011 & Chinese 3 CLASS (provided by school):

 Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1, Textbook (traditional characters):  $28.95

Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 1, Workbook (traditional characters):  $19.95

 Textbooks  FOR CHINESE CIS 1012 & Chinese 4 CLASS (provided by school):

 

Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 2, Textbook (traditional characters):  $34.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Integrated Chinese, Level 1, Part 2, Workbook (traditional characters):  $20.95

  Parents:  now YOU can monitor your kids' progress, check their current grades, and assignment completion by accessing the on-line gradebook. Here's how:

 Go to the following link:
http://sisportal.mpls.k12.mn.us
Choose New User Registration
Fill out all the information.
Make sure that you answer "no" to the question "Are you a student".

Downloadable application forms for 2016 Summer Trip to China! 

student application form

adultchaperone registration form

own-air release form

medical release form

student conduct agreement form

visa application form

Information about your passport

 YouTube Links to Chinese songs

Chinese 1: xiao wei

Chinese 2: Follow me (Gen wo lai)

Chinese 3: two butterflies (liang zhi hu die)

 New! Vocabulary List for Chinese 1

 Vocabulary list for Chinese 2

 Location: Room 321

CHINESE 1-4  classes are year-long courses designed to help students become motivated learners in the Chinese language with emphasis placed on Mandarin pronunciation (PINYIN system), fundamental skills of writing Chinese characters, and some simple conversational skills.

Read syllabus for each class, please click on the class section on the right or the links at the bottoms of the page.

 Welcome to Mr. Yu's Chinese classes!

 Enjoy 360-degree panoramic pictures from China and the world!!! You need to install Quicktime to enjoy the shows. Click here for free download of Quicktime...

Guilin landscape...

Lijiang temple in Yunnan Province....

Snowboarding in Summer Taipei, Taiwan...

Shanghai People's Square...

A religious ceremony...

On top of Mount Everest....

Political protest in Taiwan...

More panoramic pictures click here....

MP3 audio files for CIS 1-2 & Chinese 3-4 classes!

Click here for the recordings of all lessons! No password needed!

Audio MP3 files for Integrated Chinese Level 1 Parts 1-2 (L1-23)

 For Chinese 1 classes: a table of Pinyin symbols (initials, finals, and compound finals) is now available with recordings! Click here to access the files.

Also required for Chinese 1 classes: in the first quarter you will be required to do a lot of oral drills with Chinese sound combinations, tones, and Pinyin syllables. These practices, all with sound recordings, are a part the first quarter's curriculum and you will be graded on how accurately you pronounce these sounds.

Click here to access the on-line drills. You will find these drills under the section of  "Chinese Phonetics Fundamentals of Pinyin".

 Important Note About PDF Files
Many files on my site (assignments and texts) are saved in Adobe® PDF format. To download a PDF file to your computer before printing, right click and choose "Save Target As..." on a PC. On a Mac, simply hold down the button until the "Save As..." prompt appears. You will need to use the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® to view PDF files. If you don't have Acrobat Reader 6.0 or higher installed on your computer, choose the link for the Adobe Acrobat Reader here or below in "See also" for installation instructions. For help downloading and printing PDF files, choose the "PDF Troubleshooting" here or the link down below. You may also have to download free East Asian language fonts from the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® site for the PDF documents containing Chinese characters to display correctly on your computer.

 Download Asian and Extended Language Font Packs at http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/productinfo/ languages/.

 Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Acrobat Reader Trouble shooting

 FOR PARENTS:  PLEASE READ "STANDARDS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING"

 FOR CIS CLASSES

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA COLLEGE-IN-THE-SCHOOL

 Internet Resources

Click here for more internet resources for learning Chinese.

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