<ul><li>Lycée Français de New York </li></ul><ul><li>Mandarin Program </li></ul><ul><li>Mandarin Teacher </li></ul><ul><li...
 
<ul><li>Began in 2005 at the request of parents </li></ul><ul><li>Began with 1 teacher and 12 students </li></ul><ul><li>C...
Mandarin Program <ul><li>Mandatory in Grades 3-5 </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd  grade 30 min x 3 /week </li></ul><ul><li>4 th  an...
CHALLENGES
Successful Program <ul><li>Happy, independent and successful students </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining students and teachers </...
Good Communication <ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator...
Colleagues <ul><li>Practice good communication </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge and be sensitive to cultural differences amon...
Students <ul><li>Set up classroom routines </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on classroom rules together to really focus on ownersh...
Parents <ul><li>Be professional – mannerism, tone and choice of words  </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge and be sensitive to p...
Administrators <ul><li>Share goals, working together towards the future </li></ul><ul><li>Be supportive of each other </li...
Future
<ul><li>More enrollment in Mandarin program </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to work with Ministère de l’Éducation nationale (pr...
<ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Lycée Français de New York </li></ul><ul><li>Mandarin Program </li></ul><ul><li>Mandarin Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Lynn Lin </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Began in 2005 at the request of parents </li></ul><ul><li>Began with 1 teacher and 12 students </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 3 teachers and over 500 students </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 3 rd -12 th grades </li></ul>Mandarin Program
  3. 4. Mandarin Program <ul><li>Mandatory in Grades 3-5 </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd grade 30 min x 3 /week </li></ul><ul><li>4 th and 5 th grade 60 min x 2/week </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Language elective in grades 6-12 </li></ul><ul><li>45 min x 3 / week </li></ul>
  4. 5. CHALLENGES
  5. 6. Successful Program <ul><li>Happy, independent and successful students </li></ul><ul><li>Retaining students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in program (# of students) </li></ul><ul><li>Well organized, continuous and realistic curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange program(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Support for teachers, parents and students </li></ul>
  6. 7. Good Communication <ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul>
  7. 8. Colleagues <ul><li>Practice good communication </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge and be sensitive to cultural differences amongst colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Be good listeners and voice your own opinions in a polite and professional manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Be open minded and open to share </li></ul><ul><li>Team spirit and good work-ethic </li></ul>
  8. 9. Students <ul><li>Set up classroom routines </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on classroom rules together to really focus on ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Have students set realistic goals, motivations for themselves and periodically remind them of their goals </li></ul><ul><li>Gently remind them that you are there to help them and that the class is a unit/team </li></ul>
  9. 10. Parents <ul><li>Be professional – mannerism, tone and choice of words </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge and be sensitive to parents specific concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Be supportive, open-minded & realistic </li></ul><ul><li>Gently remind parents that you also have the best interest of their child in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Reply and communicate promptly to parents emails/phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to have correct facts, figures and information </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid “he said, she said” situations </li></ul>
  10. 11. Administrators <ul><li>Share goals, working together towards the future </li></ul><ul><li>Be supportive of each other </li></ul><ul><li>Work as a team </li></ul><ul><li>Keep them in the loop with programs and progress </li></ul><ul><li>Do not wait until the last minute with “problems” and “issues” </li></ul>
  11. 12. Future
  12. 13. <ul><li>More enrollment in Mandarin program </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to work with Ministère de l’Éducation nationale (program inspected annually) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating link between LFNY and French schools who teach Mandarin in France </li></ul><ul><li>Include exchange program with </li></ul><ul><li>High School Affiliated with Fudan University </li></ul><ul><li>( 复旦附中 ) as apart of Mandarin Program </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>
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