Chinese III is a course that emphasizes oral and written expression to promote more proficient Chinese communication skills. Chinese III includes the review and expansion of essential Chinese grammar and vocabulary necessary for advanced communication. Culturally authentic materials and literary selections are read and discussed. Compositions reflect comprehension and an increasing understanding of the complexities of the language and vocabulary. Aural comprehension is emphasized. 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. Chinese II is a prerequisite for this course OR placement by testing.