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Welcome to the Mandarin Chinese class, taught by Daphne Chu.  Daphne has taught Mandarin for 12 years in Taiwan and is currently a visiting instructor at the University of Scranton.  For the coming year she will be joining our staff to teach Mandarin to all the students at Howard Gardner.

Practice writing your Chinese characters online:

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Chinese New Year Song – for all students


Wish you a Merry Christmas – for Primary 2 class

Christmas Jingle – for 4th, 6th, & 8th grade students


Mandarin song for Halloween


Mandarin chant for Thanksgiving


Vote for the Smithsonion Zoo’s baby panda name:

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2012-2013 Mandarin Class Resources

“Mr. Wang has a farm” for students in Pre-Primary classes


“Monkey’s One Week” for students in Primary through Senior classes.


“Chinese New Year Song” for students in all grades


“Mandarin Christmas & New Year Song” for students in: Intermediate, Upper, & Senior

“Mandarin Jingle Bell song” for students in: Pre-Primary


“Chinese Zodiac Story” for students in: Primary, Intermediate, Upper, & Senior

“Chinese Zodiac Song” for students in: Primary, Intermediate, Upper, & Senior

“Characters of the Chinese Zodiac” for students in: Primary, Intermediate, Upper, & Senior


“Colors,” for students in: Primary, Intermediate, Upper, & Senior

Download “Colors” PowerPoint file

“Pets,” for students in: Pre-Primary & Primary


“Monkey’s Whole Week” PowerPoint presentation for Primary, Intermediate, Upper, & Senior classes

Download PowerPoint practice file

“Good morning, good afternoon, & good night” PowerPoint presentation for Pre-Primary & Primary students to practice with:

Download PowerPoint practice file

Chinese Happy Birthday song for students in: all classes.



Chinese number song for students in: all classes.

Mandarin – Chinese Number Song Lyrics