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Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning-Ann Arbor provides Mandarin classes for adults in Michigan

2022-04-03
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Photo of the TCML’s opening ceremony
Photo of the TCML’s opening ceremony
Teacher Ko Yu Chan (Left) and Teacher Yu-Jo Chou Philson (Right) of the Taiwan Center for Mandaring Leaning of the Ann Arbor Chinese School
Teacher Ko Yu Chan (Left) and Teacher Yu-Jo Chou Philson (Right) of the Taiwan Center for Mandaring Leaning of the Ann Arbor Chinese School
Students in class
Students in class
Students in class
Students in class

 The Ann Arbor Chinese School in Michigan was established in 1974. The school was registered with the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) in Taiwan and it is a nonprofit organization in the U.S.A., aiming to promote Mandarin learning and Taiwanese culture to the local community. With the joint efforts of Principal Sherry Gau, Board of Directors members, teachers and parents, the school set up the Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning (TCML) in March 2022, which is established under the school's structure and supervised by the Board of Directors. Currently Board member Jason Kuo serves as the director of the TCML, and the parent representative Kuen Yehliu as the contact person.

The TCML adopts small-group instruction with maximum 10 students in a class. Its first term has begun in March 2022 for twelve weeks. It offers two hours of in-person instruction at the University of Michigan Turner Resource Center and 1 hour of on-line lessons. Target students are adults aged 18 and over from the mainstream communities. Currently there are two classes (intermediate and basic) with a total of 14 students taught by Teacher Yu-Jo Chou Philson and Teacher Ko Yu Chan. Teacher Philson has over 30 years of excellent experience in Mandarin teaching and education administration. Currently she is the Director of International Student Office at Madonna University and a Mandarin teacher at University of Detroit Jesuit High School. Teacher Chan is an excellent teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. She has a teaching license issued by the Department of Education in Taiwan and has been a Mandarin teacher at the Ann Arbor Chinese School since 2013. Teacher Chan has also been the on-line instructor for OCAC's overseas basic Mandarin lessons for young adults (Indonesia and international classes) in 2021.

The Ann Arbor Chinese school newly set up the Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning with the support from the OCAC in 2022. The TCML in Ann Arbor is the first TCML in the state of Michigan. The Center is equipped with abundant software and hardware, well qualified teaching staff and great instruction contents to promote Mandarin learning and Taiwanese culture to the mainstream communities. Building on nearly 50 years of the school's Mandarin education experience, the TCML in Ann Arbor will become the best hub for promoting Mandarin learning with Taiwanese characteristics in Michigan.

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