World Languages


World Languages at Taipei American School, the study of world languages is considered a core subject. Students are required to reach a 3rd year level proficiency. We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced level courses in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Students are strongly encouraged to take four consecutive years of their selected world language. Students may choose to study more than one world language course per year.

Within our Mandarin department, we offer four separate programs to meet the academic needs of our linguistically diverse student body. We employ the term “heritage” in an inclusive manner to describe a high level of native or near-native fluency (not limited to students of Mandarin speaking families).

Students with no prior knowledge or experience in Mandarin, Spanish, or Japanese will be placed into a beginner’s level 1 course. Students wishing to enter a new language program with prior knowledge or experience in that language are required to take a placement test. Students will need to register for the placement test through the World Languages Department office prior to finalizing their course selections.


MANDARIN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Course Offerings 2020-2021


HERITAGE MANDARIN PROGRAM

Course Offerings 2020-2021


ADVANCED HERITAGE MANDARIN PROGRAM

Course Offerings 2020-2021


ADVANCED LITERATURE IN MANDARIN PROGRAM

Course Offerings 2020-2021


SPANISH PROGRAM

Course Offerings 2020-2021


JAPANESE PROGRAM

Course Offerings 2020-2021

Department Members

  • Lisa Casarrubias (Department Chair)
  • Amy Cheng
  • Alice Chuan
  • Moises Gutierrez
  • Miki Kuo
  • Fenny Lin
  • Sunny Lin
  • Wendy Linett
  • Hua-Mei Liu
  • Juliana Martinez
  • Laura Sanchez Murillo
  • Angela Sheu
  • Li Chen Tsai
  • Mizore Yoshida

Department Chair