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Chinese teachers Kattie Xu and Chen Chen pose for a picture at the UN after being honored for their work.   Credit: Kattie Xu

UN-stoppable: Chinese teachers honored at UN for publishing textbooks next year

Alice He May 1, 2019

Upper school Chinese teacher Kattie Xu and middle school Chinese teacher Chen Chen gave a speech about their innovative approach to Chinese education at the United Nations headquarters in New York for...

15 students enrolled in Chinese curriculum receive essay contest award

Austin Lee March 1, 2019

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...

Zhao begins teaching Chinese courses

Frank Jiang September 15, 2018

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...

Eight Chinese students traveled to Los Angeles with the goal of deepening their knowledge of English. Credit: Printed with permission of Strauss Cooperstein

Chinese students experience campus life

Kitty Luo February 15, 2017

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...

Students recognized in Chinese essay-writing contest

Kaitlin Musante January 11, 2017

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:...

Students win Chinese essay contest

Jenny Li December 11, 2016

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...

Chinese teacher Kattie Xu. Credit: Vishan Chaudhary

Kattie Xu: Chinese

Vishan Chaudhary August 31, 2016

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...

Chinese teacher to join Massachusetts school

Ellis Becker May 25, 2016

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,...

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Welcoming the (Lunar) New Year

Sacha Lin February 10, 2016

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...

Chinese Culture Club holds annual luncheon

Aaron Lyons March 18, 2015

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...

Family of alumnus founds new endowment

Jesse Nadel January 14, 2015

The Yang Family Chinese Cooperation Endowment, founded by Michael Yang and Anna Fang (Hang ’14), will allow students and faculty to interact with Chinese educational communities, Head of External Relations...

World Languages teachers host speaker

Angela Chon September 12, 2014

All French, Spanish and Chinese classes on both campuses attended Keys to Planning for Learning, the third world languages professional development day on Wednesday to keep their teaching “up-to-date”....

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