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St. Joan’s School inaugurates their Chinese Language Program….

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News stardom : kolkata, 8th. May 2023. St. Joan’s School, located in Salt Lake, Kolkata, celebrated a landmark event on May 8th, 2023, with the launch of its Chinese Language (Mandarin) program. The school welcomed esteemed guests, including Hon’ble Zha Liyou, the Consul General of The People’s Republic of China in Kolkata, Hon’ble Mrs. Krishna Chakraborty, the Mayor of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, and Mr. David Larbalestier, former Director of Studies at the Department of English, University of Technology College, Sydney.



The launch of the program marks a significant milestone for St. Joan’s School, as it continues to expand its educational efforts to promote cross-cultural learning and prepare students for a globalized world. The new Chinese Language (Mandarin) program aims to introduce students to the language and culture of China, with a curriculum designed to deepen their understanding of Chinese traditions and customs.

Hon’ble Zha Liyou, a guest of honor at the event, expressed his appreciation for St. Joan’s School’s initiatives to introduce Chinese language and culture to Indian students. He emphasized the importance of educational institutions in promoting cross-cultural understanding and building strong relationships.

The ceremony also featured a speech by Hon’ble Mrs. Krishna Chakraborty, the Mayor of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, who conveyed her congratulations to St. Joan’s School for taking this significant step towards promoting cultural exchange and learning. Mr. David Larbalestier, the former Director of Studies at the Department of English, University of TechnologyCollege, Sydney, shared his experiences of cross-cultural learning and interaction during his academic career.

St Joan’s School took this initiative to prepare the students to become global citizens, promoting internationalism & community – centric values. They want to equip the students for life – long success in today’s ever – expanding global world. Learning a foreign language will give them the edge.

This program will help them to boost brain power, improve memory & build up multi – tasking skills. Majority of the students are already trilingual speaking Bengali, English &Hindi – two of the world’s most spoken languages. Mandarin will give them the additional boost to their careers. Bilingualism is a valuable skill set employers look for – Students who know a foreign language are much in demand when they enter their professional lives. Fluency in Mandarin will enable them to communicate with over 1.4 billion people of the world’s second – largest economy.

Mandarin language will be taught by qualified teachers holding Bachelors & Masters degree in Chinese Language.

*About St. Joan’s School*
St. Joan’s School, SaltLake, a co – educational English medium higher secondary school affiliated to CISCE, New Delhi dates back to nearly four decades when the Kindergarten section, that is, St. Joan’s K.G school was founded on 29 January 1987 by Mrs. Debjani Ghosh, the Principal who had the vision to provide quality & holistic education. The St. Joan’s Higher Secondary School was established in 1997 to cater to the demands for a strong, qualitative foundation to students. The school caters to students from 1½ years to grade 12, offering Bio- Science, Computer – Science, the Social Sciences (Humanities) and Commerce at the Higher Secondary level. The school has proudly completed 35 years & 25 years of academic excellence at the Kindergarten & the Secondary level in 2022 and is ranked amongst the top 3 schools for academic prowess in ICSE Examination in Kolkata.

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