Chinese IV is a course that furthers the communication skills acquired in Chinese III, with the aim of language proficiency. Chinese IV includes extensive oral expression. Authentic audio and video recordings as well as native Chinese speakers are accessed to improve comprehension and conversation. Reading selections from authentic materials and selected Chinese literature are read for comprehension. Discussion, debate, projects, compositions, and other directed writings demonstrate understanding of the culture and the complexities of the language and vocabulary. The majority of the course is conducted in Chinese. 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 III is a prerequisite for this course.