Did you know that Mandarin Chinese, which our students learn starting in Kindergarten, is the official language of China, Taiwan, and Singapore?
When we ask students what they love about Wesley, one of the top answers is always, "learning Chinese!" Our China program is well-known throughout Georgia for its commitment to students' language proficiency, cultural knowledge, and global perspective. Our Chinese Department is well-known throughout the school as a fun place to learn and grow!
One of the key highlights has always been our China Summer Program. This is an opportunity for 8th-grade students to become fully immersed in the Chinese language and culture through extended study. We had hoped to launch a program in Taiwan this summer, but due to the current political climate between Taiwan and China and the uncertainty of international travel, we will not be traveling to Taiwan in 2023. We hope to resume trips to Asia in the future
We held our Chinese Summer Program Taiwan interest program in late May. We had an authentic food tasting and a Chinese dance presentation. We discussed the itinerary, accommodations, academic schedule, Covid-19 safety measures, and alternative plans. We are excited to explore our alternative plan of visiting major North American cities with diverse and established Chinese and Hispanic communities. We look forward to watching our students continue to grow as global citizens this year!