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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

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Working with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Virtual Public School, LEARN NC has published digital textbooks for secondary courses in two “critical languages”: Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.

The textbooks were developed as content for online courses funded by a Foreign Language Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Government. After field-testing and extensive review, they are being made available on LEARN NC’s website — free of charge, to anyone anywhere in the world, under a Creative Commons license.

Beyond text

These “digital textbooks” offer far more than text! Each lesson is built around a video featuring native speakers. The dialogue is then broken down line by line, with embedded audio to enable students to listen and repeat as often as needed. Each new word or phrase is presented individually in an audio vocabulary list, and language and grammar notes explain what the student is hearing and why. Cultural notes on each lesson complete the experience.

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese I | 中文课程1
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Part one of an online textbook for learning Mandarin Chinese.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Mandarin Chinese II | 中文课程2
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Part two of an online textbook for learning Mandarin Chinese.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Mandarin Chinese III | 中文课程3
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Part three of an online textbook for learning Mandarin Chinese.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Mandarin Chinese IV | 中文课程4
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Part four of an online textbook for learning Mandarin Chinese.
Format: book (multiple pages)
AP Mandarin Chinese | 中文课程AP
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The most advanced level of an online textbook for learning Mandarin Chinese.
Format: book (multiple pages)

Arabic

Arabic I | 1 عربي
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Part one of an online textbook for learning Arabic.
Format: book (multiple pages)