• 1   2018-2019 Students' Quotes

    "Hello, my name is Chloe and I am enrolled in the Mandarin 1.2 program here at Gavilan Peak. I am writing you this message to tell you how beneficial, fun and helpful this class is. Mrs. Liu allows us to learn a really cool and interesting new language, that I absolutely love! In this class we are allowed to take our time and understand the language itself while, also being challenged mentally with all the different meanings, of each character and word. This class is very interactive and helps us not only hear and comprehend the language but also speak with each other in an effective way. I love mandarin, I'm learning so much." -From Chloe Cluff


    "I really like the Mandarin program at this school. We have a lot of fun. We create stories in Mandarin and listen to Mandarin videos and learn a lot. The class also isn't extremely hard. I thought it was going to be but if you just pay attention you can get an A and learn a lot. It's amazing how we have only been learning mandarin for a couple months and we can understand a lot of it." -From Philip Mazzio


    "The Mandarin program at this school has really helped me. My teacher is very nice and teaches us at a nice pace. I have learned so much this year compared to others. I really feel enveloped in the culture and I appreciate the opportunity to speak another worldwide language." -From Quinn Azhocar


    "I love being in the Mandarin immersion program for many reasons. First of all, it is so much fun to learn a different language and feel like your excelling. I love learning all about different subjects. I also believe that our teacher finds the best way to make sure we always understand what we are learning. It makes me feel like I am advancing in my learning daily. I can’t wait to continue it in high school."-From Anna Kleck


    "I have been in the Mandarin program for eight years and I would say I have learned so much Chinese! I was in Mandarin half the day and English half the day and it helped so much! I can now use Chinese words to make a sentence and I can understand the majority of what people who are speaking Chinese are saying. It really is a great program and you would definitely regret not joining it!"-From Brynn Ednie


    "The Mandarin program is a very fun learning experience. You get to learn about the culture and many words you would use in your daily life. Joining the Mandarin program is a great decision that could benefit you in the future." –From Colton Skinner


    "The Mandarin program is a very interesting and fun program. It is also extremely beneficial to anyone who participates in the program because Chinese is one of the most spoken language in the world. So as a result knowing the language opens a world of possibilities to you."–From Ethan Eklund


    "I have been in the Mandarin program since I was in kindergarten. I have learned a lot when i am in this class. The teachers are nice and helpful when it comes to learning a new language. Doing this has been a great experience for me. Getting to know how to speak write and understand Chinese is a great opportunity for my future. I recommend going into the Mandarin program." -From Carly Martinez


    “Hello! This year I joined the Mandarin 1-2 Program. It was a great decision! Although learning a totally new language can be difficult, our teacher, Ms. Liu made it easy and fun for all students. We have learned a lot more than what I expected! From foods and activities to all about China and what you can find there. Her classroom is always so positive and it is a great room to learn in filled with many sayings that we have learned throughout the year. She thought of many activities and ways that get kids more excited to learn this language along with many other teachers at our school. By playing games to learning stories, we get to know more about the Chinese culture. I have always felt welcomed in Ms.Liu's classroom. No matter who you are, she is willing to help to make sure you understand what you are learning about and makes sure everyone is included. Ms.Liu makes sure to ask you everyday how you are doing and always has a smile on her face. Although learning a language isn't about the teacher, teachers make a huge impact on what you learn and how you learn it. Mandarin can be a very hard language to learn but with the right help, it really isn't that hard to learn step by step.”- From Emily O'Reilly


    “The mandarin 1-2 program is lots of fun, you probably think it’s going to be difficult but our mandarin teacher is great at explaining. If have issues with some of the characters don’t be scared to go to her. I definitely recommend doing it next year!”-From Mackenzie Dugan


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