Chinese as a World Language Program

  • Mandarin Chinese is offered to all PK-6 students not participating in the Chinese Immersion Program. International guest and local teachers deliver language and culture classes to students for 40 minutes a week engaging them through music, movement, stories, culture and critical thinking using over 90% Mandarin during class. This program allows students to meet the following goals:

    • Develop basic oral proficiency with a focus on real life speaking and listening
    • Gain an appreciation of cultures different from their own
    • Feel confident about learning a new World Language

    Important Partnerships
    ASU's Confucius Institute and Hanban (The Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) have designated Horseshoe Trails Elementary School as an official Confucius Classroom School for its Mandarin Chinese Programs.