Welcome to the Languages Department at Aldergrove Community Secondary School!
Imagine going to Quebec and actually being able to order food in French! Or going to France and speaking French because you want to buy your first class pass to the Eiffel Tower! Or maybe you’re planning on traveling to China and want to be able to ask simple questions in Mandarin, like ‘how do I get to the train station?’ Learning a second language like French or Mandarin opens the doors to endless possibilities and career options such as a receptionist at an exotic resort in Mexico, a tour guide in Italy, or even a teacher in a foreign country!
Alex Boesel – French
Art Glauser – Mandarin
Mandarin 10 is an introductory course designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the Mandarin language. In this course students will gain an understanding of the Mandarin phonetic alphabet, learn how to write Chinese characters, learn basic communication words and phrases, and learn about Chinese culture and traditions through a variety of multimedia platforms.