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Wei Laoshi / Mrs. Wei-Cheng. Mandarin Chinese Official spoken language of China, Taiwan, Official spoken language of China, Taiwan, and Singapore and.

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1 Wei Laoshi / Mrs. Wei-Cheng

2 Mandarin Chinese Official spoken language of China, Taiwan, Official spoken language of China, Taiwan, and Singapore and Singapore Spoken by nearly ¼ of the worlds population Spoken by nearly ¼ of the worlds population No verb conjugations No verb conjugations Grammar is easy Grammar is easy Four tones Four tones Lots of characters Lots of characters

3 A Gift to Your Children

4 Chinese at IMSA 3-year program 3-year program 2 sections of Chinese I (31 students) 2 sections of Chinese I (31 students) 2 sections of Chinese II 2 sections of Chinese II 1 section of Chinese III 1 section of Chinese III 2 teachers – Wang Laoshi & Wei Laoshi 2 teachers – Wang Laoshi & Wei Laoshi Immersion setting Immersion setting Native Chinese speakers on campus Native Chinese speakers on campus

5 Accomplishments Great Lakes Region Chinese High School Speech Contest Great Lakes Region Chinese High School Speech Contest 1 st Place: Natalie Runkle and Mallory Giger 1 st Place: Natalie Runkle and Mallory Giger Midwest Chinese Teachers' Alliance Speech Contest Midwest Chinese Teachers' Alliance Speech Contest Gold award: Nilesh Kavthekar Gold award: Nilesh Kavthekar Nolan Maloney Nolan Maloney Mallory Giger Silver award: Jeannine Schulz Mallory Giger Silver award: Jeannine Schulz Sarah Valentine Sarah Valentine Hanna Swerbenski Bronze: Chang-hee Lee Hanna Swerbenski Bronze: Chang-hee Lee

6 Accomplishments (continued) Ryan Eberhardt and Dominic Gentile studied in China for 6 weeks this summer on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships. Ryan Eberhardt and Dominic Gentile studied in China for 6 weeks this summer on the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships. Nolan Maloney, Jeannine Schulz, and Nilesh Kavthekar received 2-month scholarships to study Mandarin in Taiwan in Nolan Maloney, Jeannine Schulz, and Nilesh Kavthekar received 2-month scholarships to study Mandarin in Taiwan in


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