Questions about Mandarin Chinese

Q: Do students need textbooks?
A: No textbooks are required for Mandarin Chinese 1 & 2.

Q: Can students who have already taken a year of Mandarin Chinese at their school or from another provider enroll in KET Mandarin Chinese II?
A: Yes. The teacher will provide an online placement assessment to determine where the students should be placed in order to continue their Mandarin Chinese studies.

Q: Are KET Mandarin Chinese courses appropriate for middle school students?
A: For the The KET Mandarin Chinese teacher is available to advise principals or facilitators about the options available to best suit their students.

Q: Do middle school students receive high school credit for Mandarin Chinese?
A: The local district or school decides whether middle school students receive high school credit for Mandarin Chinese.

Q. Can any of the Mandarin Chinese courses be taken as an independent study?
A: Yes. Mandarin Chinese 1 & 2 may be taken as an independent study, however the school must award the credit and provide a facilitator.

Q. Are any of the Mandarin Chinese courses offered as dual credit?
A: Yes. Mandarin Chinese 1 & 2 may be taken as dual credit courses. The college credit is awarded by the Morehead State University Early College Program.

Q: Can Mandarin Chinese be taken on a block schedule?
A: Mandarin Chinese 1 & 2 may be taken on a block schedule. However from past experience we do find that students must be very diligent in their studies in order to successfully complete a course in one semester.

Q: How can I type Chinese characters?
A: You can use online typing tool such as this Chinese Input Method Editor to type Chinese characters. You will need to know the pinyin of the character in order to type it.

Q: What is pinyin?
A: Pinyin the standard system of romanized spelling for transliterating Chinese. Although it uses romanized spelling, some sounds are different in order to correctly sound out Mandarin Chinese. Pinyin is not Chinese.