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Chinese Courses

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Did you know that Chinese is the most spoken language in the world?  In this class you will learn:

  • Listening, speaking (Mandarin), reading and writing Chinese
  • Appreciation of Chinese culture through traditions, history, film, cuisine and pop culture
  • Chinese calligraphy, poetry, handcrafts
  • UNM Dual Credit is a possibility for those students who meet the requirements of UNM and CEC Chinese language program. Qualified students may enroll in the UNM Dual Credit program and earn UNM credit for CHIN 1110 and 1120, CHIN 2110 and 2120, and/or CHIN 301 and 302.

There are two options to earn the State of New Mexico Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy in Chinese. Contact Chinese instructor Ms. Hsu (hsu_r@aps.edu) for more info. 

Chinese I and II

Grades:  9-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
Dual Credit Available:  Qualified students who meet UNM Dual credit and Chinese course requirements may possibly earn UNM credit in Mandarin Chinese I & II.

Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Session 1
M, Tu, Th
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Full Year 2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem


Chinese I introduces the student to the basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of Chinese taught within the culture context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communication skills and the student is made aware of the importance of Chinese in his/her world. All students meet or exceed district, state, and national standards – communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. References in parentheses following each performance standard refer to and are aligned with the New Mexico Modern, Classical, and Native Language Content Standards (NM), National Standards for Foreign Language Learning (NSFLL), and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS-ELA).

Chinese II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral, written, communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities. 

Chinese III and IV

Chinese characterGrades:  9-12video link
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Chinese II with C or better.  Students who have less than a C in Chinese III may be advised not to continue with Chinese IV. Students who are native and/or heritage speakers and who pass an entrance test may also test into Chinese III.
Dual Credit:  Qualified students (must have a A or B in Sem 1, get teacher recommendation, AND be in 11th or 12th grade) who meet UNM Dual credit and Chinese course requirements may earn UNM credit in Mandarin Chinese III & IV.
Online Component: There is a mandatory 4 hour per week online component to these classes that is required to meet contact hours.  If access to the Internet is an issue, students may use a CEC Lab to complete these online assignments.

Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Session 1
W &  F
7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem


Chinese III expands the student’s skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative writing skills in an area of interest.

Chinese IV reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative writing skills in an area of interest. Leadership and mentorship are practiced in class.   

Chinese V and VI

China mapGrades:  10-12video link
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $5.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Chinese IV with C or better.  Students who have less than a C in Chinese V may be advised not to continue with Chinese VI.
Dual Credit Available: Qualified students who meet UNM Dual credit and Chinese course requirements may possibly earn UNM credit in Third Year Chinese I & II.
On Line Component:  There is a mandatory 4 hour per week online component to these   classes that is required to meet contact hours.  If access to the Internet is an issue, students may use a CEC Lab to complete these online assignments.  

Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Session IC
W & F
7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem
Session I
M, Tu, Th
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem
With instructor permission only


Chinese V is for students who are not eligible for AP Chinese class and would like to take Chinese at the advanced level. Chinese V reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture, and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative writing skills in an area of interest. Leadership and mentorship are practiced in class.

Chinese VI is for students who are not eligible for AP Chinese class and would like to take Chinese at the advanced level. Chinese VI reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Chinese culture and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative activities.   

AP Chinese

dragonGrades:  10-12video link
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Chinese IV with a B or better. Students who have less than a C in AP Chinese at semester 1 may be advised not to continue with the course semester 2.
Additional Information: It is strongly recommended, but not required, that the student take the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam at the end of the year. Chinese heritage learners who have not taken CEC Chinese classes may register for AP Chinese upon passing the placement test in spring semester. Contact Ms. Hsu at CEC for more information about this test.
*On Line Component:  There is a mandatory hourly per week online component to these classes that is required to meet contact hours. If access to the Internet is an issue, students may use a CEC Lab to complete these online assignments. The College Board officially authorizes CEC AP Chinese courses. Areas of study include six themes: Families in Different Societies, the Influence of Language and Culture on Identity, Influences of Beauty and Art, How Science and Technology Affect Our Lives, Factors that Impact the Quality of Life, Environmental, Political, and Societal Challenges. Emphasis is placed on independent study in Chinese. Leadership and mentorship are practiced in the class.

Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Session IC
W & F
7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem
Online
hybrid
Instructor permission only.
Online class with scheduled meeting times.
Non-APS student must submit transcript to CEC Counselor for registration.
Full Year
1.0 elective credit or 0.5 per sem


AP Chinese Language and Culture prepares the student to reach the high-intermediate / pre-advanced proficiency level as defined by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The course is also comparable to fourth semester college course in Mandarin Chinese, or when the student completes approximately 250 hours of college-level classroom instruction. This course deepens students’ immersions into the language and culture of the Chinese-speaking world. The student demonstrates his/her proficiency across the three communicative modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational), and in the five goal areas (Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparisons, and Communities) as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century by National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the Modern, Classical, and Native Languages Career Cluster and respective pathways. Literacy is integrated throughout the course. 

Bilingual Seal Support

Grade:  12th grade only
GPA:  2.5 Cumulative GPA

Prerequisites:  Demonstrate language proficiency with Intermediate High level in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Or student has taken AP class.
Heritage Language speakers/learners who have not taken AP classes may register with interview at CEC
Students must have access to high-speed internet.
Requirement:  Students must attend an orientation at the beginning of semester. Students will be required to meet with instructor at times for progress evaluation.

This course is designed to help students acquire State of New Mexico Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy. Per State of NM Guidance Handbook Option 4: Assessment and Alternative Process Portfolio, and APS Bilingual Seal Handbook, students must:

  • Take AAPPL Language test in November and pass all four skills with Intermediate High or above
  • Complete 30 hours of community service
  • Put together a portfolio with English and Language academic work, project, honors, community service records, essays of reflections
  • Present the portfolio in Spring before community panel
Session / Days / Time Course Length Credit Information
Online
hybrid
By arrangement with instructor
Fall semester
0.5 credit per semester


Non-APS students must submit their transcript to CEC Counselor Ms. Ramsey (ramsey_l@aps.edu) for registration. 

French I and II

french flagGrades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $5.00

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 3
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
French I: Fall Semester
1110 CNM*
French II: Spring Semester
1120 CNM*
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem

*Dual Enrollment credit is not guaranteed.  Students MUST meet the pre-reqs for any specific course, be in grades 10-12, AND complete the registration process through the dual credit institution. All DC students must be registered in classes prior to the start of the term which the classes are scheduled. (See instructions on how to enroll at CNM.) Students MUST come to CEC at the start of the school year already with a CNM id#. CEC instructors and the CEC counselor will assist students in enrolling in the CNM course in the first few days of class at CEC, but it is the student’s ultimate responsibility to be sure that they are registered for the CNM course and adhere to any deadlines for dropping or adding a class through the dual credit institution. 

French I:  Language acquisition is a developmental process. Over time these learners attain the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French I introduce students to the basic skills- listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of French taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural knowledge. Offered first semester.  #1110

French II:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications.  Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural knowledge.  Offered second semester.   #1120 

French III and IV

eiffel towerGrades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Required:  French I and II with grade of C or higher
Lab Fee:  $5.00

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 3
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
French III: Fall Semester
2110 CNM*
French IV : Spring Semester
2120 CNM*
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem

*Students must enroll in the class for dual enrollment credit at CNM in order to complete assignments and have access to course materials. Dual Enrollment credit is not guaranteed. Students MUST meet the pre-reqs for any specific course AND complete the registration process through the dual credit institution. All DC students must be registered in classes prior to the start of the term which the classes are scheduled. Students MUST come to CEC at the start of the school year already with a CNM id#. CEC instructors and the CEC counselor will assist students in enrolling in the CNM course in the first few days of class at CEC, but it is the student’s ultimate responsibility to be sure that they are registered for the CNM course and adhere to any deadlines for dropping or adding a class through the dual credit institution.

FRENCH III:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French III reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities. #2110

FRENCH IV:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. French IV reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the French culture, language, literary genres and value to career opportunities. Areas of study include: expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities. Students will begin preparation for the French Language and Culture AP Exam. #2120 

German Courses

Germany wordsDid you know that English is a Germanic language? In this class, you will:video link
     • Read, write, sing, and cook in German.
     • Watch films in German.
     • Have the opportunity to travel to Germany.

German 3 and 4 will be offered in 2022/2023 for students who wish to continue their study of German.

German I and II

Grades:  9-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $5.00

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 1C
W&F
7:30-9:50 am
German I: Fall Semester
German II: Spring Semester
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
German I: Fall Semester
German II: Spring Semester
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem


German I:  Language acquisition is a developmental process. Over time these learners attain the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. German I introduces students to the basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of German taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural knowledge. Offered first semester.

German II:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. German II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the German culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions. Offered 2nd semester.  

Japanese Courses

Do you want to learn the language of the country, which brought anime and video games to the world?

The class is fun and exciting, but also challenging, so prepare to study seriously (a lot of memorization required).  In this class, we will:

  • Listen, speak, read, and write Japanese
  • Discover the culture through various media
  • Engage in activities such as songs, calligraphy, and “manga” creation
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Homework:  We do many writing exercises in Japanese class. Students who are unable to finish their work during the period must complete it at home. The homework must be turned in at the beginning of the next class for full credit. There will also be weekly quizzes. Students are expected to demonstrate good study habits and study regularly. 

Japanese I and II

Grades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 1
M, Tu, Th
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Japanese I: Fall Semester
Japanese II: Spring Semester
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Japanese I: Fall Semester
Japanese II: Spring Semester
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem


Japanese I introduces students to the basic skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of Japanese taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural activities.

Japanese II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral, written, communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities.  

Japanese III and IV

japan mapGrades:  10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Japanese II with C or better.  Students who have less than a C in Japanese III may be advised not to continue with Japanese IV. Students who are native and/or heritage speakers and who pass an entrance test may also test into Japanese III.
Additional Time Commitment:  2-3 hours of outside work per week

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 3
M & W*
2:00-4:15 pm
Japanese III:  Fall Semester
Japanese IV: Spring Semester
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem


Japanese III reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities

Japanese IV reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture, language, and literary genres. Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well.  Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities.   

Japanese V and VI

japanese water gateGrades:   10-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Japanese IV with C or better. Students who have less than a C in Japanese V at semester end may be advised not to continue with Japanese VI.

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 3
M & W*
2:00-4:15 pm
Japanese V:  Fall Semester
Japanese VI: Spring Semester
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem


Japanese V is for students who are not eligible for AP Japanese class and would like to take Japanese at an advanced level. Japanese V reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture and language, and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications.  Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities.

Japanese VI is for students who are not eligible for AP Japanese class and would like to take Japanese at an advanced level. Japanese V further reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encouraging a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture and language, and literary genres.  Students will be exposed to career opportunities such as linguists and diplomats as well. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications.  Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic, and cultural activities. 

Spanish I and II

spanish flagGrades:  9-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Lab Fee:  $5.00 video link

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 1A
M, Tu, Th
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
CNM Spanish 101: Fall Semester
CNM Spanish 102: Spring Semester
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50pm
CNM Spanish 101: Fall Semester
CNM Spanish 102: Spring Semester
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 3
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
CNM Spanish 101: Fall Semester
CNM Spanish 102: Spring Semester
2.0 elective credit or 1.0 per sem

*Dual Enrollment credit is not guaranteed.  Students MUST meet the pre-reqs for any specific course AND complete the registration process through the dual credit institution.  All DC students must be registered in classes prior to the start of the term which the classes are scheduled.  See page 5 in the book for instructions on how to enroll at CNM.  Students MUST come to CEC at the start of the school year already with a CNM id#.  CEC instructors and the CEC counselor will assist students in enrolling in the CNM course in the first few days of class at CEC, but it is the student’s ultimate responsibility to be sure that they are registered for the CNM course and adhere to any deadlines for dropping or adding a class through the dual credit institution. 

Spanish I:  Language acquisition is a developmental process. Over time these learners attain the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish I introduce students to the basic skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – and to the basic structures of Spanish taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, language functions, connections, and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral, written, communication skills, and cultural knowledge. Offered 1st semester.

Spanish II:  Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, and language functions. Offered 2nd semester. 

Spanish III / IV

Spanish through CultureGrades:  9-12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA
Required:  Completion of Spanish I and II with grade of C or higher
Lab Fee:  $5.00video link

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 1C
W & F
7:30-9:50 am
Full Year .5 elective credit each sem or 1.0 per year


Spanish III / IV expands the student’s skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, and personal applications. The student begins to focus on presentation, dialogue, and creative writing skills in an area of interest.