Welcome 歡迎 Huānyíng !!

  About your Teacher
Greetings, class !! My name is Ms. Lily Shih, and I prefer to be
called 施老師 (Shī lǎoshī). I would like to welcome you to my Mandarin Chinese class in this 2014-2015 academic year.
I recently graduated from California State University with
a Single Subject Credential in Mandarin Chinese. I have been
teaching Mandarin for more than five years to K-12 students.
I am also a Star Talk Mandarin Immersion teacher. I am
extremely excited and looking forward to explore the Chinese
culture and language with you.

Why Chinese?

As of 2012, about 955 million people speak Mandarin Chinese, which is about 14 % of the world's population. Chinese program is the fastest growing foreign language program in US school.  Learning to speak Mandarin Chinese is a great way to give yourself an advantage in the increasingly competitive business world. A gift of language is an investment that will last a lifetime.

Contact Information

Ms. Lily H. Shih (施老師 Shī Lǎo S)
Email: lshih@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

   Phone: (626) 933-2400

About this Space

        This website is created for my students and their families. It
        contains a variety of resources that will help my students succeed in this course. Additionally, the class updated information, assignments and classroom policies and expectation for this course are available here, along with reminders for important due dates, upcoming projects, and a summary of the day's activities in the event you are absent.
Information about how to contact me, as well as to leave general comments about the course and the effectiveness of this website, can be found below.

               About the Class

Chinese Elective is the introductory course to provide a foundation for learning Standard Mandarin Chinese for beginning students.  No prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is required and students will learn to communicate using basic Chinese. The emphasis in this class is to help student develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills using both Pinyin phonetic system and Traditional Chinese characters for building up vocabulary and sentence pattern. Successful students will be able to carry out simple conversations in Chinese on a limited range of topics. Students will learn the basic strokes of Chinese characters. The course also includes an introduction to the culture of Chinese-speaking countries, including customs, art and music.