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Mandarin Language Program

Our Mandarin Language program is a comprehensive language development program that introduces children to speaking, listening, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese. The program incorporate songs, stories, fun games, and interactive activities to expand a student’s interest and appreciation for Chinese language and culture.

The Mandarin program in Good Shepherd School provides students in all grades with weekly Mandarin instruction (30 minutes for K-5 and 40 minutes for middle schoolers). The program is designed to guide the students towards language proficiency and cultural appreciation.
Through song, games, poems, stories and physical activities, students will learn language dealing with a variety topic, such as greetings, classroom and courtesy expressions, numbers, colors, family, pet and animal, and parts of the body. For these early levels, the focus is on listening and speaking, and some reading and writing.