Mandarin Language Curriculum Resource and Teaching Center
The Chinese language is by far the most common in the world. Employers in parts of Asia have begun to consider Mandarin as much as English as the must learn language of the future. In response to this shift, UMass Boston has established a Mandarin Language Curriculum Resource Center which provides much needed training for secondary school teachers of Mandarin working in world/foreign language departments in U.S. public schools. Prospective and current teachers, as well as publishers of Chinese language teaching materials, benefit from this program as it focuses on the creation, implementation, and/or maintenance of a Mandarin language curriculum. Mandarin language certification is also offered to individuals and corporate groups.