MANDARIN

Students at 21st Century STEM Academy have the ability to study virtually any language using online and software based programs but we have selected Mandarin Chinese as the "immersion" language for our whole school.

Check out this article by US News on "Why Mandarin Learning is a Must".

Mandarin classes will be built into the school day and the study of the language will be combined with a study of Chinese history and culture. Life in China provides vivid contrasts with life in the United States and we believe that it will create an understanding and appreciation that the World houses many different cultures.

Mandarin will not only be taught in live classes reinforced by entertaining software but also through direct online-contact with native speaking students attending school in China. To facilitate Deeper Learning; contacts will extend beyond the study of language to students working cooperatively on research and design projects, an experience that will lay the foundation for success in the global economy.