Piedmont Language School Mandarin Program 2015-2016

Piedmont Language School Mandarin program provides students a full curriculum (as prescribed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) to learn vocabulary, pronunciation and sentence structure to build proficiency. Our program emphasizes simplified Chinese characters while maintaining some exposure to traditional characters.  This is in line with Piedmont Unified School District Mandarin program. Chinese culture is also a big part of our program. Songs, dance, games, crafts are all introduced as well as celebrating key Chinese holidays.

Our introduction class is designed for our younger students (pre-school through 1st grade) and we offer convenient times (10am, 2:10pm and 3:25pm) to accommodate their schedules. All other levels are grouped by experience. Our teachers will assess your student to find the appropriate level. Classes are one-hour (3:25 to 4:25pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the exception of our Advanced class that is 1.5 hours (3:25 to 4:55pm).

Textbooks, workbooks, CDs and all other materials are provided by Piedmont Language School at no additional cost.

Class Schedule1:

All classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Piedmont Community Church. Classes begin Sept. 22nd and end June 2nd.  All holidays follow the Piedmont Unified School District calendar. The student to teacher ratio will not exceed 12 to 1.

  • PM Kindergarten and Pre-School class: 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • AM Kindergartner, Pre-School and Early 1st  Graders: 2:10 to 3:10 p.m.
  • PM Kindergarten through 6th Grade: 3:25 to 4:25 p.m
  • Advanced Level: 3:25 to 4:55 p.m

To register, click here. All registrations after June 5th are first come/first serve. We now offer payment through PayPal or you can continue to send a check to PLS, P.O. Box 11092, Piedmont, CA 94611. There is a $12 fee per student for the convenience of PayPal.


Intro, Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3: $498/semester or $995/year2.

Advanced Level: $640/semester or $1280/year2.

A 10% discount will be given to 2nd sibling or second language. A $50 discount if registered before May 31, 2015.

PLS would like to make language learning available to as many students as possible. Please contact us about scholarships if we can help make language study more accessible to your family.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please contact us at or call (510) 652-5229.

1. All classes subject to cancellation due to low enrollment or classroom availability.
2. A $50 late fee will be charged if tuition is not paid by September 22, 2015.