Chinese Studies

CAIS offers Chinese Studies classes to all Preparatory to Grade 12 students in order to:

  • Increase their cultural-linguistic awareness, with insights into the richly varied cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. This preserves cultural identity while preparing agents of cultural enrichment and respect among peoples and countries
  • Enhance their direct communications with Chinese speaking people, increasing their effectiveness in the global marketplace and international community
  • Support their completion of graduation and university entrance requirements

Entry Level Placement

Placement of students in the appropriate section of Chinese Studies will be determined by CAIS professional teaching staff.

Requirements and Credits

As is the case with many other subjects, Chinese Studies are mandatory for Preparatory to Grade 9 students. Grade 10 to 12 students have the option to take Chinese Studies courses. Successfully completed Grade 10 to 12 Chinese Studies courses are counted toward the Alberta Diploma. In addition, students may choose to write the AP® Chinese Language and Culture Exam.

Scripts

In 2020-21, Traditional Script will be taught from Preparatory to Grade 10 in native/near-native classes, while Simplified Script will be used as a teaching medium in non-native class and elective Grades 11 to 12 classes. Traditional Script Courses will be progressively provided in upper grades for current students in Traditional classes.

Program Scope (2020-21)

GradeCourse(s)
PreparatoryChinese Studies Preparatory(Traditional)
Grade 1Chinese Studies 1
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 1
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 2Chinese Studies 2
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 2
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 3Chinese Studies 3
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 3
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 4Chinese Studies 4
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 4
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 5Chinese Studies 5
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 5
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 6Chinese Studies 6
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 6
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 7Chinese Studies 7
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 7
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 8Chinese Studies 8
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 8
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 9Chinese Studies 9
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 9
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 10Chinese Language and Culture 10
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Language Arts 10
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 11(20 level)Chinese Language and Culture 20
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Language Arts 20
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Coming soon in Year 2021-2022
Grade 12(30 level)Chinese Language and Culture 30
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Language Arts 30
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Coming soon in Year 2022-2023


Chinese Studies

CAIS offers Chinese Studies classes to all Preparatory to Grade 12 students in order to:

  • Increase their cultural-linguistic awareness, with insights into the richly varied cultures of the Chinese-speaking world. This preserves cultural identity while preparing agents of cultural enrichment and respect among peoples and countries
  • Enhance their direct communications with Chinese speaking people, increasing their effectiveness in the global marketplace and international community
  • Support their completion of graduation and university entrance requirements

Entry Level Placement

Placement of students in the appropriate section of Chinese Studies will be determined by CAIS professional teaching staff.

Requirements and Credits

As is the case with many other subjects, Chinese Studies are mandatory for Preparatory to Grade 9 students. Grade 10 to 12 students have the option to take Chinese Studies courses. Successfully completed Grade 10 to 12 Chinese Studies courses are counted toward the Alberta Diploma. In addition, students may choose to write the AP® Chinese Language and Culture Exam.

Scripts

In 2019-20, Traditional Script will be taught from Preparatory to Grade 9 in native/near-native classes, while Simplified Script will be used as a teaching medium in non-native class and elective Grades 10 to 12 classes. Traditional Script Courses will be progressively provided in upper grades for current students in Traditional classes.

Program Scope (2019-20)

GradeCourse(s)
PreparatoryChinese Studies Preparatory(Traditional)
Grade 1Chinese Studies 1
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 1
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 2Chinese Studies 2
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 2
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 3Chinese Studies 3
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 3
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 4Chinese Studies 4
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 4
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 5Chinese Studies 5
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 5
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 6Chinese Studies 6
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 6
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 7Chinese Studies 7
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 7
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 8Chinese Studies 8
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 8
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 9Chinese Studies 9
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Studies 9
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Grade 10Chinese Language and Culture 10
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Language Arts 10
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Coming soon in Year 2020-2021
Grade 11(20 level)Chinese Language and Culture 20
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Language Arts 20
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Coming soon in Year 2021-2022
Grade 12(30 level)Chinese Language and Culture 30
(Simplified Non-native)
Chinese Language Arts 30
(Traditional Native/Near Native)
Coming soon in Year 2022-2023