Students will learn Mandarin, Simplified Chinese (writing), and pinyin (Chinese phonology). The focus is on the effective use of language for communication , developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. English is used as the medium of instruction, and lessons are delivered with the aid of technology. The Chinese book comes with a CD that even parents with no background in Chinese may use to study and learn the language with their kids.

New students with background in Chinese (Grades 6 to 10), will be given a Chinese placement test as part of their Admissions Test, to group them according to their Chinese skill level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

New students (Grade 6 to 10) with no background in Chinese are required to take the Summer Chinese Course.