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IB Mandarin Chinese

Embrace the Language and Culture of China: Expand your Horizons through Language Proficiency

"The limits of my language are the limits of my world." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Chinese Language

Embark on a journey of language and cultural exploration with IB Language B: Mandarin Chinese. This course is designed to immerse students in the vibrant world of Chinese language and culture, fostering a deep appreciation for one of the world's most influential languages. Throughout the course, students will develop their proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, focusing on the acquisition of language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. They will explore various topics that reflect the richness of Chinese culture and society, gaining a holistic understanding of both the language and its cultural context.

Course Topics

  1. Introduction to Mandarin Chinese
    • Build a strong foundation in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar
  2. Language Skills Development
    • Engage in various language activities and exercises
    • Enhance reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
  3. Cultural Perspectives and Practices
    • Delve into the rich tapestry of Chinese culture
    • Explore cultural perspectives, traditions, and practices
    • Analyze authentic texts, audiovisual materials, and literal works
    • Deepen understanding of Chinese society, history, and contemporary issues
  4. Media and Communication
    • Investigate the role of media in Chinese society
    • Critically analyze different forms of media and their impact on individuals and communities
    • Develop effective communication strategies and techniques in Mandarin Chinese
  5. Literature and Creative Writing
    • Discover the beauty and nuances of Chinese literary traditions
    • Analyze renowned works of Chinese literature
    • Engage in literary discussions
    • Try a hand at crafting your very own creative pieces
  6. Exam Preparation and Review
    • Practice exam-style tasks
    • Review key language concepts
    • Strengthen language proficiency


    By the end of the course, students will have developed a solid foundation in Mandarin Chinese, enabling them to communicate confidently in both spoken and written forms. They will have gained a deep appreciation for Chinese language and culture, equipping them with valuable skills for intercultural communication and fostering a lifelong love for language learning.

"Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things but learning another way to think about things." - Flora Lewis