photo by Bryson Turner
Chinese II will be offered as an expansion from Chinese I, building the new foreign language program. While Chinese I teaches the basics of Mandarin, Chinese II will go more in-depth with not only the language and grammar, but the culture itself.
A unique feature of the Chinese program is that there are no final exams. Instead, Chinese teacher Zhenzhen Zhang has projects at the end of each quarter. From first to fourth quarter, her students will complete projects on chalk, food, movies and music.
Zhang believes that the upcoming year will be even better than this year, since 90% of her students want to continue with the course.
“I am happy and excited to see how this goes. We made mistakes and had achievements this year,” Zhang said. “I will know how to make Chinese I better than this year and Chinese II will follow a more solid routine with more interesting projects.”