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Now the second most popular language at the school, Andover’s Chinese (Mandarin) programs is one of the largest of any American high school. This has allowed us to develop a wealth of offerings that few schools can match. Regardless of your linguistic background, we have pathways through our program that suit any learner, from those with Chinese heritage to those who have no prior foreign language experience at all. We guide you through the challenges of learning to write characters and to speak in tones, and prepare you to go to China to learn firsthand about this exciting and important country and also to connect with the vast diaspora of Mandarin speakers around the globe.

Department Chair: Lixia Ma