The Chinese AP Exam
When I was a high school Chinese teacher, one of the challenges I faced was how to prepare my students for the AP exam. They have so little time to learn a lot of information.
How can I help maximize their prep time?
One of the sections in Chinese AP exam is writing an essay. If a student studies Chinese well enough throughout high school, they should be able to write an “OK” essay. As a teacher, I wanted their essays to be more than just OK, I wanted their writing to really stand out.
To me, the key is in learning how to use conjunctions and Chinese idioms. Knowledge of idioms and how to use them is a sign of writing proficiency. That’s why I decided to make infographics for Chinese idioms. These can help students learn some common Chinese idioms centered around a common theme, or big picture.
Below are two infographics on Chinese idioms.
I plan to make more in the future, so stay tuned…