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On my mind: Mandarin Chinese: An intro

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For this school year, 2007-2008, District 833 is offering a pilot Mandarin Chinese language program at three elementary schools: Liberty Ridge, Royal Oaks and Newport.

Most people here probably have heard the term "Mandarin Chinese" but don't really know what it means.

China has eight major dialect groups: Putonghua (Mandarin), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan and Hakka.

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