Q: Are the online Chinese courses certified?
A: Yes. Michigan Virtual School MVS is
accredited and a large number of courses are approved by the
Q: How is the online Chinese course
delivered? What does a typical online Chinese course look like?
A: The online Chinese course is delivered through a “4+1 model”
per week. 4 means four days’ assignments, and 1 means one day
online lab session with the instructor and other students. A
typical online Chinese course contains 20 weeks of lessons
across different themes, two (or more) quizzes and a Final exam.
Multiple language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
are well designed and executed throughout the course. The Final
Exam will be proctored. The course descriptions and your instructor
will let you know what is expected of you.
Q: What levels does CI-MSU offer?
A: CI-MSU offers levels across beginning to intermediate
(1A-4B), and also AP Chinese course.
Q: Can the students earn credits?
A: It is the student’s school ultimately decides on the amount
of credit granted. Credit is awarded by your school,
not MVS or CI-MSU.
Q: Do you provide transcripts?
A: Please contact MVS (refer to this question) for more information
Q: How do I enroll?
A: The Customer and Enrollment Management System (CEMS)
contains the MVS Course Catalog and is the avenue for school
users to enroll students in courses and monitor their progress.
You should create a school user account if:
- You do not already have a CEMS User Account
- You work at a K-12 school, district or ISD, and
- You want to enroll and mentor students in online courses
Setting up an account in CEMS
You can find quick answers to many of your CEMS questions in
MVU Knowledge Base
Q: How do I choose what level to enroll?
A: Please try out the Placement Test, and then select the level
according to the test feedback.
Q: How much does each course cost?
A: The costs of the courses are:
||1A to 4B
||AP (A and B)
|Out of State
*Please check MVS
for accurate information as the pricing is determined by MVS.
Q: Are there any course requirements?
A fast, reliable Internet connection is one of the
requirements for taking Michigan Virtual School courses.
Language Proficiency Requirement:
Any level of language proficiency is welcome to online Chinese course.
Q: How do I get help?
Michigan Virtual School Customer Care
Confucius Institute at Michigan State University
For course related questions, please contact the instructors
assigned for specific levels first.
Q: How can the students pass this course and
A: Students are expected to log in daily and complete assignments
by the dates outlined in the course syllabus and pacing guide.
This typically requires at least one to two hours of work per day.
Students have greater freedom and schedule flexibility in an online
course than in a traditional classroom, so they must be ready to
assume more responsibility for their own progress and exhibit a
high level of discipline and drive. They also must have superior
communication skills so they can do well in the lab sessions and
also receive help from their instructor when needed.
Q: Can I change my level if I find it’s
too difficult or easy for me?
A: Please contact your mentor and instructor for this matter.