9th-12th Grade Mandarin World Language

Description of Program

Students Served

  • All students

Language Instruction

Students are required to complete two years or 20 credits of a World Language, or demonstrate proficiency using one of the methods listed in this manual, to graduate from high school.

For admission to universities, specifically University of California (UC schools) / California State University (CSU schools), students are required to have taken two years of study in high school in the same World Language, although three years is recommended to be competitive in the application process. Students should take the language classes sequentially without skipping a year between courses.

Curriculum integrates Chinese World Language Proficiency Targets.


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  • Balboa*
  • Burton*
  • Galileo*
  • Lincoln*
  • Lowell*
  • Wallenberg
  • Washington

*Languages that span to the 4th year or AP level

For specifics about which languages are taught at which schools, please download the High School World Language Guide.

This page was last updated on August 30, 2022