15 students enrolled in Chinese curriculum receive essay contest award

Fifteen students received awards in the 15th annual National Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary School Essay Contest.  Students answered two different questions depending on their level of education in Mandarin. Non-native speakers enrolled in either the Regular or Immersion category and entered the majority of essays, while native speakers submitted their essays in the Heritage […]

Zhao begins teaching Chinese courses

Yan Zhao, a former teacher at Davidson Day High School in North Carolina, will join the school’s World Languages department as a Chinese I, Chinese II and Chinese III Honors teacher.   Zhao began her career working at Blue Sky International LLC, an import-export company.  Zhao taught her colleagues Chinese during their free time in […]

Chinese students experience campus life

Chinese students experience campus life

Eight students from the World Leading Schools Association in Shanghai, China visited the Upper School for 13 days from Jan. 29 to Feb. 10 with the goal of deepening their knowledge of American society and the English language. During their stay, the students lived with host families. The students shadowed their hosts in classes throughout […]

Students recognized in Chinese essay-writing contest

Eight students in various Chinese classes received awards in an essay contest run by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools. The contest was divided into three categories of submission: the regular category, the heritage category and the immersion program and all of those who applied from the school won a prize in their designated […]

Students win Chinese essay contest

Eight students in various Chinese classes received awards in an essay contest run by the Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools. Students were required to write about a person who has influenced them. The contest was split into three categories of submission: the regular category, heritage category and immersion program, and all of those who […]

Kattie Xu: Chinese

Kattie Xu: Chinese

Kattie Xu has joined the upper school Chinese department and is teaching AP Chinese after spending four years at a Los Angeles Unified School District school. “I like teaching to a different diversity of students,” Xu said. “Before I graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles , I taught at a public school in […]

Chinese teacher to join Massachusetts school

Upper and middle school Chinese teacher Tiantian Wang will leave to teach Chinese at Middlesex School in Massachusetts. Wang has taught Chinese III and Chinese III Honors at the Upper School for five years, as well as Chinese II at the Middle School. “The five years I spent at Harvard-Westlake were precious to me,” Wang […]

Welcoming the (Lunar) New Year

Welcoming the (Lunar) New Year

Like millions of others across the country, Anna Gong ’18 and her family had the television on for hours last weekend, but Chinese opera performers, lion dancers and dragon dancers in colorful costumes filled the screen instead of men in football gear and sports commentators. Every year, festivities in China are broadcast on the eve […]

Chinese Culture Club holds annual luncheon

Harvard-Westlake’s Chinese Culture Club members and Chinese language class sang and gave speeches during the 24th annual Chinese New Year Luncheon. The event was held at the Skirball Cultural Center March 8 and was organized by a Chinese New Year Planning Committee. More than 300 students, faculty and parents come together annually to celebrate this […]