At Wesley, we are developing global citizens to be engaged and active in the world. We recognize the advantages of learning a second language, including increased cognitive function, strengthened problem-solving skills, and broader social connections.
Bilingualism can also be an advantage for students entering the global marketplace in the future. Roughly a billion people in the world speak Mandarin Chinese, and it is the official language of China, Taiwan, and Singapore. It has become increasingly popular as a second language study in the United States, including with celebrities such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Wesley’s Chinese Program
Our Chinese program is well-known and respected throughout Georgia for its commitment to students’ language proficiency, cultural knowledge, and global perspective. Students in all grades receive 45 minutes of daily Chinese instruction from state-certified Mandarin teachers. Our curriculum includes listening, speaking, reading and writing. Teachers incorporate music, songs, movement, writing exercises, art, and projects into their classroom experience.
Chinese Summer Programme
Our Chinese Summer Programme is an exceptional opportunity for students of Wesley International Academy to travel internationally and become fully immersed in Chinese language and culture through extended study.
In 2023, the Chinese Summer Program headed to key cities across North America that have an established Chinese community. Check out their incredible adventures and what they learned in these blogs:
Language Learning Field Trips
An essential part of language learning is putting our skills into practice in real life situations. Every year our 7th and 8th grade students visit the Chinese market to use their Mandarin skills.
Join us on a scavenger hunt through the market to find essential Asian items.