Mandarin at SI
SI offers Mandarin 1, Mandarin 2, Mandarin 2H, Mandarin 3, Mandarin 3H, Mandarin 4 and AP Mandarin Language and Culture. Click here for the course descriptions for all of the Mandarin courses.
Why Study Chinese?
There are some good reasons for studying Chinese. You might think of some others…..
China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, over 6000 years old. By studying Chinese, students will develop an appreciation for Chinese culture and history.
Leaning a second language develops critical and creative thinking skills.
China is the most populous country in the world with over 1.4 billion people. Mandarin is spoken in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, and Mongolia.
China has the second largest economy in the world. With the rapid growth of China, it is playing a major role in world affairs.
Knowing Chinese will allow students to compete effectively in the global economy of the future, and may be an edge when competing for a job. The demand for business people who know Chinese is skyrocketing.
About the Teachers:
Mrs. Irene Wong has been teaching Mandarin in colleges and high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 10 years. She joined SI to start the Mandarin program in 2011-12. She has a MA in Chinese, and California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mandarin. She is married with two daughters.
Mrs. Irene Wong
Mrs. Leona Pappas joined SI in 2014. She has a Computer Science degree in China, a BA and California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mandarin at San Francisco State University. Currently she is teaching Mandarin 2, Mandarin 2H and Mandarin 3H.
Mrs. Leona Pappas