MACL students medal in statewide Chinese speech competition

maclmedalsMilwaukee Academy of Chinese Language (MACL) students received numerous awards at a statewide Chinese speech competition earlier this year. Nearly two dozen students participated in the competition. The team received a total of three gold, four silver and five bronze medals! Congratulations to gold medalists Junan, Brilliant Miles and Katyani; silver medalists Antoni, Israel, Nikita and Kiara; and bronze medalists Jordan, Tuey, Shana, Jeremiah and Tia. The students are pictured here with their Chinese language teacher Mr. Mothershead, who also served as master of ceremonies for the event.

The Wisconsin Association of Chinese Language Teachers (WACLT) 2014 Chinese Speech competition was held at UW-Milwaukee. This contest is open to students from kindergarten through college – both beginners and native speakers. Participants deliver original speeches, recitations or tell stories on a topic of their choosing in Mandarin Chinese.

MACL is the first MPS program to offer instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Students in grades K4 through eight receive Mandarin language instruction for thirty minutes each day. This coursework also increases students’ global understanding of various Asian cultures and their influence on the global community.