AP Chinese Language and Culture 12
AP Chinese Language and Culture Course Overview
Families in Different Societies
Families shape values and traditions as well as personal beliefs and personal interests, which are evolving in contemporary societies.
The Influence of Language and Culture on Identity
Developments in science, technology, and social media impact language and the ways we communicate and, ultimately, how we see ourselves.
Influences of Beauty and Art
Art influences the quality of life, values, and history in a community and defines the concept of beauty.
How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives
Developments in science can both create and resolve challenges in contemporary society and affect the values and ethics of a community.
Factors That Impact the Quality of Life
Access to education, health care, justice, food, and water affects one’s social status, and therefore, impact the quality of life.
Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges
Economic developments and environmental challenges often impact society and politics on a larger scale, which in turn affects individual families and communities.
AP Chinese Language and Culture is equivalent to an intermediate-level college course in Chinese. Students cultivate their understanding of Chinese language and culture by applying the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication in real-life situations as they explore concepts related to family and community, personal and public identity, beauty and aesthetics, science and technology, contemporary life, and global challenges.
Where does this course fit?
- Pre-requisite: Can be taken at the same time as Mandarin 12
- If not native Mandarin speaker, Mandarin 12 required.
- Graduation Status: Grade 12 elective for graduation
- All online; additional resources on College Board
Culture and Holidays
There are many traditional holidays in Eastern and Western culture. We look at Chinese New Year and Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qi Xi), and compare these with similar traditions in western culture.
Culture and Food
Food is a big part of Chinese culture. In this unit, we examine the art of eating, and how food is featured in traditional literature and stories.
Grammar and Listening
We look at some common grammatical structures for writing, and spend time on listening and speaking exercises.
Chinese in Canadian Culture
How is life in British Columbia for the local Chinese communities? We look at the life of living in Canada with Chinese traditions.
We read 4 classical Chinese writing (poems and short stories) selected by students and learn how writing can effectively communicate emotion of all ranges.
Assessment Percentage Breakdown
Percentage of the Course
You have up to a year to complete your course.