On June 12th, thirteen eighth graders from Binghamton West Middle School took the Mandarin Chinese Proficiency Exam. This exam was organized by the Binghamton City School District (BCSD) and strictly followed the foreign language examination requirements and format of New York State.
Before the exam, Chinese teachers Sha (Rosa) Luo and Yanfang (Elyn) Song attended several meetings in the BCSD with the superintendent, Ms. Margaret, and other local Chinese teachers. After determining the content and making clear the format of the exam, they formulated a comprehensive review package for students of Chinese, covering basic skills such as Chinese character writing, vocabulary, and sentence translation, as well as a model test which included listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Over the past two semesters, Rosa and Elyn have successfully completed their assignment according to their curriculum map for the Eighth Grade.
Students using the review package