Posts about Mandarin

April 8, 2022

Meet the Teacher: Ms. Wang, Mandarin SET

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We are very excited to announce another fantastic Subject Expert Teacher to our team at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School! Ms. Aries Wang will be joining our teaching faculty for the 2022-2023 school year as a Mandarin Subject Expert Teacher.

Ms. Wang joins us with a variety of diverse teaching experiences and a passion for encouraging a love of Chinese heritage and culture.

Our Head of School, Ms. Brooklynn Titus, had a chance to meet with Ms. Wang and is excited to help all our new families get to know her!


Congratulations, on being a founding faculty member at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School! What are you most looking forward to in this new position?

I am filled with honor and excitement being a founding faculty member at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School. Even though we are a few months away from the first day of school, I have already been visualizing my new journey with our students at BISV. As Mandarin is a compulsory subject for Lower School from Transitional Kindergarten to Grade 4, I am genuinely looking forward to making learning Mandarin an interactive and innovative adventure through curriculum, interdisciplinary projects, and activities. We are going to have so much fun together!

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December 15, 2021

Why Mandarin?

When families begin learning about our Early Learning and Primary programs, they often ask us the same question: “Why do you teach Mandarin to all your students?"

Mandarin is a required part of our curriculum from Transitional Kindergarten to Grade 4 because Mandarin provides our early learners with the opportunity to engage both sides of their brains, provides students with visual and artistic stimulation, and promotes the development of interdisciplinary thought and analysis.

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