Virtual Virginia

5860 AP Chinese Language And Culture

Field of Study

Chinese AP Chinese Language and Culture is a full-year course that refines and further develops students’ proficiency in Chinese oral and formal written communication.

Material Covered

This course consists of the following modules in which students build upon the knowledge and skills gained in Chinese IV:

  • Module 1: Overview of AP course and Exam
  • Module 2: Education
  • Module 3: Arts and Entertainment
  • Module 4: Hobbies, Habits, and Customs
  • Module 5: Science and Technology
  • Module 6: Chinese Studies
  • Module 7: Business and Commerce
  • Module 8: AP Exam Review
  • Module 9: Final Project  

Student Expectations

Students will complete a variety of assignments, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing assignments. Students will participate in written discussion boards. Students should study vocabulary on a daily basis for 30 minutes, and students can expect to work 10 hours per week on the course, including work outside the school day. 

Additional Information

The local school ensures that each student has a copy of the texts utilized in the course for use inside and outside of the classroom and has access to an in-school computer capable of inputting and displaying Chinese characters. The school facilitates student use, outside of instructional time, of in-school or public library computers capable of inputting and displaying Chinese characters.


  • Required: Successful completion of Chinese I, Chinese II, Chinese III, and Chinese IV
  • Students must have a strong knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, as well as good listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Instruction and written and verbal communication will be conducted almost exclusively in Chinese.
  • Native Chinese speakers and advanced students (upon completion of Chinese III) may be assessed for placement in AP Chinese.

Course Texts and Materials


  • Integrated Chinese, Level 2 Part 1, 3rd edition (Simplified & Traditional)
    ISBN: 9780887276798
    Publisher: Cheng & Tsui
  • Integrated Chinese, Level 2 Part 2, 3rd edition (Simplified & Traditional)
    ISBN: 9780887276880
    Publisher: Cheng & Tsui
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