XCL American Academy’s Enhanced Mandarin Program follows the renowned Singapore Chinese Language Primary Program that focuses on listening, speaking, reading, writing and interaction skills.
It is tailored to students’ abilities and offered in the core module for all students / the bridging or reinforcement module for students who need more help in the language, and the enrichment module for students has a higher aptitude for learning the language. Like all other subjects, our Enhanced Mandarin Program’s benchmark will also be based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards. ACTFL is a national organization dedicated to improving and expanding the teaching and learning of languages at all levels of instruction. Students will be assessed based on ACTFL performance descriptors for language learners, and the Can-Do Statements reflect the continuum of growth in communication skills through the five main levels: