Free Courses

We currently provide the following free courses and more to come:

Courses

Course Description 

Online Learning Readiness

This online learning readiness orientation module aims to help students explore the academic skills needed to succeed at the college level and in the online learning environment. Students will be encouraged to develop an attitude of curiosity and inquisitiveness, a capacity for perspective and comparison, and an ability to think rationally and contextually. The course will also emphasize students' responsibility for a successful undergraduate education and the importance of being a lifelong learner. 

English as a Second Language 3

English as a Second Language (ESL), also called English as a Foreign Language (EFL), is an English language program for nonnative speakers. This Pre-ESL trial course aims to brainstorm the ideas for offering academic ESL courses to Sinousa Virtual High School students. It will also play the role of an online English corner for nonnative English speakers. Students will study English at their own pace and can participate in the cultural and social activities with the learning peers and the course facilitators via video conferences.

English as a Second Language 4

English as a Second Language (ESL), also called English as a Foreign Language (EFL), is an English language program for nonnative speakers. The ESL program at Sinousa Virtual High school has small classes so that students receive individual attention from their teachers. Students will study English at their own pace and also participate in the cultural and social activities with the learning peers and the instructor via video conferences.

Chinese Speaking Practice Online

This course focuses on learning essential vocabulary, practicing pronunciation, and understanding simple Chinese sentence structures. This knowledge prepares students to communicate in Mandarin in everyday situations effectively. Students will practice listening and speaking in real-life situations, learn to read and write primary Chinese characters and experience Chinese cultural activities. Additionally, this course's language skills support students to participate in the field trip and study tour in Taiwan. 

HSK Test Preparation

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level I) can understand and use very simple Chinese words and phrases, meet basic needs for communication and possess the ability to further their Chinese language studies.

Test takers who are able to pass the HSK (Level II) have an excellent grasp of basic Chinese and can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

AP Chinese

The AP Chinese Language and Culture course in Mandarin Chinese emphasizes communication (understanding and being understood by others) by applying interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in real-life situations. This includes vocabulary usage, language control, communication strategies, and cultural awareness. The course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts, developing students' awareness and appreciation of cultural products, (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions), practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture), and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions). Students should have a certain degree of Chinese Foundation to study this course. The instructor (the native speaker) will take students through different daily scenarios and give them the necessary skills to read, write, and speak Chinese in their everyday environment. The course is designed to provide students with various opportunities to further improve their proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to be ready for the AP Chinese exam held every May. Additionally, students enrolled in this course will have maximum exposure to Chinese cultural elements that are integrated in the process of learning the language. This course includes a language lab component (oral live chat room) designed to increase students' motivation in learning Chinese and is reviewed by College Board AP Audit.

* There is no firm starting date for each class, and you can start a course anytime.

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