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Hello! Welcome to my webpage. I am Miao Laoshi, this is the twelfth year of my teaching Chinese at Highland Park Senior High School. The Chinese course has a history of more than 30 years in Highland Senior. We offer a total of six levels of traditional Chinese world language courses, and the school has added immersion Chinese language courses since three years ago. Students in Chinese four and above and in the 11th and 12th grades of the immersion classes can take the IB Chinese language exams and/or take the College in the Schools Chinese elective credits offered by the University of Minnesota.
I was born and raised in Taiwan and came to the U.S. in the late 1980s. I began teaching Chinese at a Saturday school in 1990 and obtained a Master of Education degree in Second Language and Cultural Education from the University of Minnesota in 1992.
Highland Park Senior High School is an IB/MYP school. We offer six levels of Chinese at Highland Park. Levels I and II are MYP classes, while levels III-VI are DP classes. We started our Chinese immersion program three years ago. This year we offer three Chinese Immersion language arts classes, Chinese Immersion 9, Chinese Immersion 10 and Chinese Immersion 11. This year I also offer three College in the Schools courses from the University of Minnesota to higher level Chinese students, CHN1011, CHN1012, and CHN3021. I have enjoyed my time at Highland Park. It is an honor to be able to invest my life towards my students' and watch them grow socially, intellectually and academically.
In the spring of 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 I took my students to China and we visited Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guangxi, and Nanjing. We enjoyed our trips very much and look forward to our next trip soon.
Miao Laoshi’s schedule for the 2018-2019 school year:
(Click on the courses to see the syllabi)
Period 2: Chinese 4 IB/CIS
Period 3: Chinese Immersion 10
Period 4: Prep
Period 5: Chinese Immersion 11 (Rm 2218)
Period 6: Immersion Curriculum Development
Period 7: PLC