A Mission and Vision Encompassing an Interconnected Future

Vision:

The Mandarin Institute will be the definitive Chinese language and culture education resource for American Pre K-12 schools, spearheading innovation and cultural understanding to better prepare American students to participate in the global economy.

Mission:

Our mission is to elevate the number of and proficiency level of students studying Chinese language and culture.

The Mandarin Institute is dedicated to growing and strengthening Pre K-12 Chinese language and culture education in schools throughout the United States by:

  • Becoming a national resource for educators to share knowledge, best practices, curriculum, and materials
  • Empowering educators through high quality professional development
  • Supporting the development of state and national standards for Chinese language education
  • Developing and supporting innovation in the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture