Chinese FLES Grades 1-4

  • Welcome to our Elementary World Language page. We are proud to offer our POB community Mandarin Chinese in grades 1 through 4 since 1998. Our program has evolved over the past 25 years and we are proud to continue our tradition of offering high quality language instruction to our elementary school students. Our most recent curriculum update, completed in the summer of 2022, crystallizes our teaching philosophy and incorporates the 2021 revised NYS World Language standards and elementary education best practices. Elementary students take their Chinese lessons once in a six-day cycle, for a total of 30 lessons in a school year. Students approach the Novice Low proficiency level by the end of grade 4. 


    Our amazing teachers of Chinese: 

    Ms. Rosemary Firestein: Pasadena and Stratford Road Elementary Schools

    Ms. Helen Jung: Old Bethpage and Judy Jacobs Parkway Elementary Schools

    Ms. Pan Sam Chan: Old Bethpage, Pasadena and Stratford Elementary Schools