The Mandarin Chinese program teaches simplified Chinese words and the Beijing phonics system. The curriculum is tailored for students who do not speak Mandarin at home. The teacher will use both Mandarin and English as mediums of instruction.
Merit Chinese school is offering the following classes this school year: Pinyin class, Mandarin Book 1 class, Mandarin Book 2 class, and Mandarin Book 4 class.
To prepare Cantonese (or non-Mandarin Chinese) Middle School students for the Mandarin program at the Plano High School, Merit Chinese School has offered a 3 year program to bridge the transition. The curriculum is based on material used by Plano ISD and depends on an individual student’s progress. The teacher may recommend the student to take the credit by exam for Mandarin 1.
Starting from Grade 2, Merit Chinese School offers a free, 30 minute Mandarin program alongside the Cantonese program. This 30 minute Mandarin session is integrated into the daily Cantonese lesson. The purpose of this is to enrich the knowledge of our students by gradually introducing Mandarin Chinese to them.