Chinese II develops and expands the fundamental skills introduced in Chinese I. Aural comprehension, pronunciation, and speaking exercises facilitate oral communication. Additional vocabulary and grammar are introduced to lead to more advanced reading and writing. Authentic reading materials and audio/video recordings enrich instruction. The course is defined by the content standards of the Standards for Chinese Language Learning and includes applications, problem solving, higher-order thinking skills, and performance-based, open-ended assessments with rubrics. Two congestive years of the same foreign language study is compulsory by CMIS graduation requirement. Chinese II may be used to partially fulfill this requirement. Chinese I is a prerequisite for this course OR placement by testing.