World Language

  • Introduces a variety of languages through song and literacy activities in the daily environment   
  • Begins to explore different languages, their uses, and their sounds
  • Introduces more formalized programming through Afternoon Enrichment in preparation for Mandarin Chinese and Spanish beginning in Prekindergarten.

  • Understands simple introductions and greetings   
  • Identifies and recites numbers, colors, animals, fruits and vegetables with the help of prompts and visuals
  • Participates in songs, stories and games.

Mandarin Chinese
  • Responds appropriately to greetings and farewells   
  • Introduces oneself and engages in a simple conversation   
  • Identifies colors
  • Recites numbers 1 to 10 and the names of animals, family members, and food   
  • Participates in songs and activities.

  • Responds appropriately to formal and informal greetings   
  • Asks and responds to basic questions about family members, animals, body parts, community buildings, and clothing   
  • Recites numbers 0-30.

Mandarin Chinese
  • Conducts simple self-introductions and courteous conversations   
  • Recites numbers 1-31 by 1’s and 1-100 by 10’s
  • Recognizes Chinese characters 1-10   
  • Uses basic sentences to express feelings, likes and dislikes.
An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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