The Mandarin Program is designed for students who speak Mandarin at home. By building on what children already use at home, we raise their interest in learning Chinese through nursery songs, games, and stories. What they learn in Berryessa Chinese School can be practiced at home with the parents, grandparents, and other relatives. Not only will the children find learning Chinese useful, but they will also find it an achievement and an encouragement. It helps to establish a foundation for a lifelong learning experience.
The Mandarin Program has classes for preschoolers, kindergartners, 1st to 12thgraders. The classes are taught in traditional Chinese characters and phonetics (B P M F). At the seventh grade, Han Yu Pin Yin will also be included in the exercise lesson（aoeiu） .
Pre-school and kindergarten classes use textbooks and exercise books edited by Berryessa Chinese School. From 1st grade to 12th grade, we use Quan-Xin-Ban Hua Yu textbooks and exercise books. The curriculum covers listening and reading comprehension, speaking, and writing. In addition to the usage of language, the program includes other cultural topics, eg, Chinese history and geography, festivals and customs, literatures.