Mandarin Jumpstart for 6-12 Graders
Provide the most effective Mandarin learning experience to students of all backgrounds.
From January to June of 2023, Asia Society is offering funding to support schools who would like to start offering Mandarin to their students—an additional 50% reduction in cost to schools.
Asia Society, in partnership with iCanMandarin, is thrilled to offer an online Mandarin course series specifically designed for high school and middle school students called Mandarin Jumpstart!
Our mission is to provide the most effective Mandarin learning experience to students of all backgrounds. By learning a foreign language, learners gain connection, communication, curiosity, and confidence.
See how our Mandarin program compares to traditional programs!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the instructors?
All teachers are native Chinese speakers, have graduate-level training related to language education in the US, and are based in North America.
No previous Chinese language proficiency required, for middle and high school students new to Chinese.
Two virtual settings:
- Students gather in a shared space with a big screen.
- Students attend virtually from their individual device.
Frequency of Classes
Weekly classes based on your school’s schedule and calendar.
Timing of Weekly Lessons
Schools decide when students are available to join at the same time each week. Consistent participation is the single most important factor in advancing proficiency.
$6,500 per semester (weekly 1-hour lessons) for up to 25 students.
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About Asia Society Education: Asia Society Education partners with leaders and institutions from around the world to tackle one of the most critical education challenges today: how to educate all students for employability and citizenship in a global era. We are working to achieve UN SDG target 4.7 on Global Citizenship Education, and published Teaching for Global Competence in a Rapidly Changing World with OECD in 2018. ASEDU transforms education to prepare young people for a global 21st century by bringing together the most influential educators, businesses, and government officials; commissioning research and publishing insights; and partnering with schools and education systems to change policy and practice. Our vision is that in an interconnected global era, all youth from all countries and cultures will have the capacity to create, participate in, and benefit from a peaceful and prosperous world. Our mission is to develop global competence in students, young leaders, and educators as the foundation for understanding between people in the US, the Asia Pacific region, and throughout the world.
About iCanMandarin: iCanMandarin’s mission is to provide the best Mandarin learning experience to students of all backgrounds—through learning a foreign language learners gain in connection, communication, curiosity, and confidence. Proven by our classes with existing school partners, our program helps maintain and increase social interaction, especially during this period of unusual challenge.