Chinese is the most widely spoken first language in the world and is increasingly important in the worlds of business, economics, politics, culture, and literature.
The Chinese program is the newest language program at College Prep and will expand over the next few years. This program aspires to provide students with a strong foundation in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Students will begin learning simplified characters, which are used primarily in mainland China. At the higher levels, they will also be introduced to traditional characters, which are used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and elsewhere.
Chinese can be a difficult language to learn, but motivated students will be surprised at the level of progress they are able to make and will feel a deep sense of accomplishment as their language skills improve.
Students who decide to participate in the Chinese program will leave College Prep well prepared for advanced language study in college and will be equipped to interact (through written and spoken channels) with native speakers here and throughout the world.