A Mission and Vision Encompassing an Interconnected Future


The Mandarin Institute will be the definitive Chinese language and culture education resource for American Pre K-12 schools, spearheading innovation and cultural understanding to better prepare American students to participate in the global economy.


Our mission is to elevate the number of and proficiency level of students studying Chinese language and culture.

The Mandarin Institute is dedicated to growing and strengthening Pre K-12 Chinese language and culture education in schools throughout the United States by:

  • Becoming a national resource for educators to share knowledge, best practices, curriculum, and materials
  • Empowering educators through high quality professional development
  • Supporting the development of state and national standards for Chinese language education
  • Developing and supporting innovation in the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture