Mandarin Chinese will be added to Emerson’s World Language curriculum at the start of the 2014-2015 school year, replacing Japanese. This comes after careful research at the local and national levels, a thorough review of parent feedback, and many conversations with our own faculty. Access to two universities, various cultural centers, and our in-house expertise has been invaluable in our decision process.
Additional information about this new offering:
- Chinese will replace 4th and 5th grade Japanese specials.
- Chinese will be offered as a World Language elective for all 6th – 8th grade students, along with Latin, French, and Spanish.
- Additional opportunities to make Japanese available to students as an after-school enrichment offering or as a middle school elective are being considered.