Our Mandarin language programme begins 2024 Term 1!
Standard Mandarin emerged as the lingua franca among the speakers of several linguistic varieties in China. It is the official language of the People’s Republic of China, Hongkong and Taiwan, as well as one of the four official languages of Singapore. We will be learning Standard Mandarin as spoken in Beijing. There are approximately one billion speakers of Mandarin globally, and the 2018 New Zealand Census reported 95,253 Mandarin speakers in New Zealand.