The Piedmont Language School (PLS) Mandarin Program helps children enjoy learning Mandarin through social interaction, hands-on activities and creative thematic teaching. We believe in immersion learning and use Mandarin as much as possible in the classroom. Chinese culture is also a significant component of language learning, and we introduce songs, stories and the celebration of key Chinese holidays in the classrooms across all levels.
The Mandarin Program offers five levels with simplified curriculum and educational materials to enhance the students’ listening, speaking and reading skills. We focus on communication and task/performance based learning so students can make a good use of practical vocabulary and sentences in their daily life.
Early Mandarin is for our youngest students (TK to 1st grade) and lays a fun foundation for learning at the higher levels. Teacher Tsai teaches in themes primarily using simple crafts, rhymes, storytelling and games.
Mandarin 1 with Teacher Yeh is for students who have started their journey of learning Chinese language & culture.
Mandarin 2 with Teacher Lin will be taught in person using Chinese Wonderland 2 as our guide.
Mandarin 3 with Teacher Helena is for our older elementary students who have committed years to the study of Chinese language.
Mandarin 4 for our rising middle school students who are eager for more.
Ready to register? Registration is now open.
Classes take place at the Piedmont Community Church at 400 Highland Avenue in Piedmont. Here is a map of the classrooms.
Any questions? Please call us or email [email protected]