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Hello! Welcome to my webpage. I am Miao Laoshi. This is my sixteenth year of teaching Chinese at Highland Park Senior High School. 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.
This year I teach Chinese for all levels except level 3 and Chinese Immersion 11 and Chinese Immersion12. I also offer four College in the Schools courses from the University of Minnesota to higher-level Chinese students, CHN1011, CHN1012, CHN 3021, and CHN3022. I look forward to another great school year!
Miao Laoshi’s schedule for the 2022-2023 school year:
（Click on the courses to see the syllabi)
Period 1: Chinese 5 IB/CIS
Period 2: Chinese 4 IB/CIS
Period 3: Accelerated Chinese 2
Period 4: Prep
Period 1: PLC
Period 2: Chinese Immersion 12 IB/CIS
Period 3: Chinese Immersion 11 IB/CIS
Period 4: Accelerated Chinese 1
The Chinese Program at Highland Park Senior High School offers rigorous and engaging instruction in modern Mandarin Chinese. The students from all the DP level classes will receive summer assignments and may access the required assignments for different classes through the Google Sites linked below.
Chinese Immersion 11 & 12 and Chinese 6: Summer Assignments
Chinese 4/5: Summer Assignments