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IB Chinese

Our IB Chinese program is following international IB test system; it is mainly for students from international schools. The courses include IB Chinese HL and SL Grammar and Reading Course, and HL Essay and Thesis Writing Tutoring Course.

IB General Chinese course is suitable for students from elementary school to high school. We use the learning materials from student’s school while the textbooks of the IB Chinese system certified by Hanban of the Ministry of Education of China. The textbooks and the curriculum are widely used in all major international schools.

Introduction of  IB Chinese 

For IB Chinese, it is divided into Chinese A, Chinese B, and Chinese Ab initio; there are small branches under each course. For example, Chinese A is divided into Chinese A: Literature and Chinese A: Language and Literature, each of which is again It is subdivided into High Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL) for students with different Chinese backgrounds.

First subject group

Chinese A: Literature

(Sub-HL and SL) Generally suitable for families whose native language is Chinese and only taught in English for less than three years.

Chinese A: Language and Literature

(Sub-HL and SL) Generally suitable for families whose native language is Chinese but who has studied in international schools for more than three years.

Chinese A: Literature and Performing Arts (SL only) Interdisciplinary course, combining Chinese literature and art subjects

Second subject group

Chinese B-HL is suitable for foreign students who love Chinese and understand some Chinese literature.

Chinese B-SL for foreign students who love Chinese.

Chinese Ab initio Learn Chinese for foreign students.

The subjects of the first subject group are designed to support their future academic research by cultivating students’ high degree of social insight, aesthetic and cultural literacy, and effective communication skills.

Language A: Literature focuses on training Students’ understanding of literary criticism skills and their ability to make independent literary judgments.

Language A: Language and Literature focuses on cultivating students understanding of the constructiveness of semantics and the role of context in this process. Performing Arts allows students to combine literary analysis with the role of performing arts to develop our understanding of dramatic literature.

For IB Chinese Learning , there are two key points we should focus on.

First of all, the analysis and appreciation of classic literary works in Chinese and some translations.

Secondly, develop students’ written expression and verbal communication skills.

Here we attach a list of  reading material for your reference :

Chinese A Advanced Course Outline Study

1.世界文学作品1《咆哮山庄》爱米莉。勃朗特

World Literature 1 “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte

2. 世界文学作品2《苔丝》托马斯。哈代

World Literature 2 “Tess of d’Urbervilles” by Thomas Hardy

3. 世界文学作品3《包法利夫人》福楼拜

World Literature 3 “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert

4. 世界文学作品4《局外人》阿尔贝。卡缪

World Literature 4 “L’Etranger” by Albert Camus

5. 古典诗歌《杜甫诗选》

Classical Poetry “Du Fu Selected Poems”

6. 古典长篇小说《水浒传》 施耐庵

Classical Novel “The Water Margin“ by Shi Nai An

7. 古典戏剧《西廂记》王实甫

Classical Drama “The West Chamber” by Wang Shi Fu

8. 古典短篇小说《喻世名言》冯梦龙

Classical Short Stories “Tales of Morals” by Feng Meng Long

9. 现当代长篇小说《家》巴金

Contemporary Novel “Family” by Ba Jin

10. 现当代长篇小说《骆驼祥子》老舍

Contemporary Novel “Camel Xiang Zi” by Lao She

11. 《围城》钱钟书

Contemporary Novel ”Fortress” by Qian Zhong Shu

12. 现代诗歌《徐志摩诗选》

Modern Poetry “Xu Zhi Mo Selected Poems”

13. 现代散文《冰心文集》

Modern Literary Works “Bing Xin Collected Works”

14. 现代短篇小说《彷徨》鲁迅

Modern Short Stories “Indecision” by Lu Xun

15. 台湾及海外作品《又见棕榈,又见棕榈》於梨华

Taiwan and Overseas Novel “Again the Palm Trees” by Yu Li Hua

辅助阅读 Supplementary

1. 《文学理论基本常识》

”Basic Concept of Literature”

2. 《中文A1课程精要》

“Students Guide to Success in IB Chinese A1”

3. 古典长篇小说《红楼梦》曹雪芹

Classical Novel “Dream of the Red Chamber” by Cao Xue Qin

4. 现代长篇小说《边城》沈从文

Modern Novel “The Border Town and Other Stories” by Shen Cong Wen

5. 现代长篇小说《子夜》茅盾

Modern Novel “Midnight” by Mao Dun

6. 世界文学作品《老人与海》海明威

World Literature ”The Old Man and the Sea” by Hemingway, Ernest

7. 古典长篇小说《三国演义》罗贯中

Classical Novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” by Luo Guan Zhong

8. 现代话剧《茶馆》老舍

Modern Drama “Tea House” by Lao She

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$60/hr @ 50hrs package
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