Ms. Miao

Phone: 651-744-3834


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Ms. Miao

Shu-Whei Miao
Chinese Teacher


Nihao! Welcome to my webpage. I was born and raised in Taiwan and came to the U.S. in late 1980s. I began teaching Chinese at a Saturday school in 1990. I obtained a Master of Education degree in Second Language and Cultural Education from the University of Minnesota.

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 two 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, CHN1011CHN1012 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 and 2017 I took my students to China and we visited Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Guangxi.  We enjoyed our trips very much and look forward to our next trip in 2019.  We will be visiting Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Hangzhou for our 2019 China trip.

Miao Laoshi’s schedule for the 2018-2019 school year:

(Click on the courses to see the syllabi)

Period 1: Chinese 5 IB/CISChinese 6 IB/CIS

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