The Portland Public Schools (PPS) Chinese Flagship Program is committed to creating a sustainable, agile, and replicable model for K-12 Mandarin Chinese education in the United States, where we strive for all students to achieve high academic performance and advanced proficiency as bilingual, bi-literate citizens with deep cultural awareness.

The PPS Chinese Flagship Program is structured on the total language learning approach incorporating three key elements:

  1. Content-Based Instruction: Regular academic subjects, such as math and social studies, are taught in Mandarin Chinese.
  2. Explicit Language Instruction: With a focus on language and literacy for communicative purposes, meta-linguistic skills are incorporated in instruction and learning.
  3. Experiential Learning Practices: Students engage in real, meaningful life experiences that require them to practice their language skills and cultural awareness.

PPS Chinese Flagship is part of the Oregon K-16 Chinese Flagship Program.