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Mandarin Chinese at Rosemount High School

Mitch Weers, Writer

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I take Chinese class at Rosemount High School, and I noticed that I am in the minority.  I think that more people should be taking Mandarin Chinese in high school.


The only schools in District 196 that have Mandarin Chinese classes are Diamond Path, Rosemount Middle School, Scott Highlands, Eastview High School, and Rosemount High School, as opposed to the 11 schools in District 196 that have Spanish classes.  ( )


From experience, I would recommend Chinese class. The main objective is learning about translations from English to Mandarin Chinese. In addition to learning to  speak the translation words in Chinese, called Pinyin, students also must memorize the Chinese characters, or the written forms of those words.


Maddie Michels, freshman at Rosemount High School, has been taking Chinese since Kindergarten and is planning to take it through high school. This is what she has to say:


What do you like about Chinese?


“I like how it is different from most other languages and it is a good experience.”


Why do you think it is a good experience?


“It is a good life skill because it can help you with jobs and traveling.”


Do you think Chinese is hard, easy?


“I think it’s a challenge.”


Would you recommend Chinese class?




According to Maddie, Chinese is a good experience, but a challenge. But even if it is difficult, I would still suggest Mandarin Chinese to anyone who is interested.

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