Chinese American International School

150 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


The Mandarin Resource Center for Educators, Students and Community Organizations

The Mandarin Institute provides students and educators from all backgrounds with comprehensive approaches to acquiring, enhancing and teaching Chinese language and cultural literacy. Programs, conferences and workshops, curriculum development and online resources provide ongoing, innovative responses to the challenges of linking English speakers with as many as 1.3 billion Chinese (Mandarin) speakers in China and around the globe.

The Mandarin Institute's role has increased annually as knowledge of Chinese language and culture has become critical to American government leaders pursuing the nation's interests, business people seeking to expand opportunities in the global economy, and Chinese Americans' wishing to maintain their rich, millennia-old heritage. The U.S. Department of Defense named Chinese one of the three most critical languages for Americans to learn.