First published in the Sept. 2 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.
The Chinese School of San Marino hosted an unveiling of the Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning on Tuesday morning at the school.
The ceremony was held to acknowledge the cooperation between the school and the Overseas Community Affairs Council from the Republic of China (Taiwan) in establishing the center to promote traditional Mandarin learning with Taiwanese characteristics. The Chinese School teaches Mandarin and offers other classes that are conducted in that language.
Congresswoman Judy Chu spoke at the event and said a “hunger and desire to learn Mandarin” exists among residents of the San Gabriel Valley, “especially during a year and a half where we have experienced so much hate against Asians.”
The Chinese School will use printed or digital teaching materials provided by the overseas council to establish the Taiwan Center as a place to promote Taiwan Mandarin education, according to Maggie Lee, president of the Chinese Club of San Marino, which oversees the Chinese School. The council will also provide a grant to the school to support the center’s teacher training and program development.
The Chinese School’s website has more for information about the center’s fun and practical Mandarin classes for those who are older than 18. For more information, contact the school at (626) 796-5190.