Yinghua Curriculum

Linked below are materials shared with parents at the Fall 2021 Curriculum Night events.

Lower School


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

Middle School

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade


What’s the scoop in middle school? (February 2020 presentations)

  • Click on the folder above to find an overview of the Yinghua Middle School program and presentations developed for current fourth grade parents about Yinghua Middle School coursework in Chinese Language Arts, English Language Arts, Math, PE, Science, and Social Studies. Also find out about Dragon Life, the summer China/Taiwan trip, and use of technology in grades five through eight.

What’s the Scoop in Second Grade? (May 2019 presentation)

Quick Overview of Language By Grade

  • K- 1st grades – Full immersion in Mandarin Chinese in core subject areas of Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts (specialists such as Art, Gym, Music may teach in English)
  • 2nd – 4th grades – Full immersion in Mandarin Chinese in core subject areas plus six class periods per week (approx. 300 minutes/week) in English Language Arts
  • 5th – 8th grades: approximately 50% English/50% Chinese among all subject areas in the course of a week. Chinese classes include Math (leveled), Chinese Language Arts, Chinese Conversation, Social Studies, Music, Orchestra. English classes include Math (leveled), Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, Art, Physical Education

Our Curriculum

The school’s Academic Director, Dr. Luyi Lien, leads the Curriculum Development Department, ensuring that the content delivered in Mandarin covers all Minnesota State Standards and all components of the Core Knowledge Sequence, building both knowledge and Mandarin fluency from year to year. We have a select set of Curriculum Partners, who are leading experts nationally and internationally, and who work with us to maintain the highest standards and continually incorporate the latest research.

Our curriculum consists of:

It is this internally-created program that has given Yinghua’s students such a high level of Mandarin fluency and knowledge, and has captured national attention along the way. Both Yinghua Academy administrators and teachers are regularly invited to present at national conferences, such as ACTFL, NCLC, CAIS, and STARTALK. In 2007, the State of Minnesota awarded us a World Language grant for $100,000 to support the development of the Elementary School Program. And in 2008, the US Government awarded an $811,265 Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant to support the development of the Middle School Program.