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Hello! Welcome to the Chinese Language and Culture class.

My name is Mrs. Emily Chiang. I have been teaching the Chinese language and culture class at SPHS for 22 years. I am very pleased to be a TIGER. Many thanks to school administrators, parents, students and South Pasadena Chinese-American Club (SPCAC) for their continued help and support in helping the Chinese language class expand from three classes to six.
SPHS Chinese Program offers:
 Chinese 1/2
 Chinese 3/4,
 Chinese 5/6H,
 Chinese 7/8 and
 AP Chinese

A variety of teaching strategies, activities, such as the Comprehensible Input, the Natural Approach, the
Language Experience Approach (LEA), the Affective Filter, Stephen Krashen's "i + 1", lectures, teacher’s modeling, games, music, songs, watching films, listening to audio-visual series, Venn Diagram, portfolio, interview, role play, dialogues, dramas, problem-solving, cooperative learning groups, web searches, newspaper written reports/critiques, cultural projects, class discussions, questions and answers, restating stories, clips, videos, quick write, rea-world settings, multimedia, rubrics and AP classroom will be used to facilitate students to engage in learning this language and culture.

The Five National Standards for Foreign Language Learning: 5Cs  

  • Communication
  • Cultures
  • Connections
  • Comparisons
  • Communication 
21 st Century World Language Teaching and Learning in PWCS Back to School  Night 2015 Brentsville District High School Mrs. Julie DeNard. - ppt  download


Foreign Language 3 Modes of communication: Interpersonal, Presentational and Interpretive

Please click the link below for the World Languages for Standards for California Public School (Adopted  by the California State Board of Education in January, 2019): 3Cs

  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Connection

World Languages Standards - Content Standards (CA Dept of Education) (


Please click the link below for 2023-2024 AP Chinese and Culture Meeting


Please click the link below for AP and 7/8 Cuisine Project


Please click the link below for the 8th Grade Parent Night Video


Please email me at [email protected] if you have questions or concerns. Thank you. I look forward to working with your student.