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1015 Snelling Avenue South
St. Paul


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Miao, Shu-Whei


Phone: 651-744-3834

Ms. Miao

Hello! Welcome to my webpage. I am Miao Laoshi. This is my seventeenth year of teaching Chinese at Highland Park Senior High School. I was born and raised in Taiwan and came to the U.S. in the late 1980s. I began teaching Chinese at a Saturday school in 1990 and obtained a Master of Education degree in Second Language and Cultural Education from the University of Minnesota in 1992.

This year I teach Chinese for all levels, and Chinese Immersion12. I also offer four College in the Schools courses from the University of Minnesota to higher-level Chinese students, CHN1011CHN1015CHN 3016, and CHN3022.

I'm also the advisor of Youth Alive Club.  Youth Alive is a student-led Christian student group that meets every Friday at 7:45 AM.  This is a predominantly Christian group, but we welcome anyone interested in learning about our faith to join. The group's purpose is to strengthen faith in God's truth and Word, share life burdens, and encourage and support one another. Our meetings include singing worship songs, prayer, sharing, and fellowship. Click here link to learn more about the club.

I look forward to another great school year!

Miao Laoshi’s schedule for the 2023-2024 school year:

(Click on the courses to see the syllabi)


Period 1: PLC 

Period 2: CIS Beginning Modern Chinese 1 (Chinese 3)

Period 3: Chinese Immersion 12

Period 4: Chinese 2


Period 1: Prep

Period 2: IB/CIS Chinese 4, IB/CIS Chinese 5, IB/CIS Chinese 6

Period 3: Chinese 1

Period 4: Chinese 1

The Chinese Program at Highland Park Senior High School offers rigorous and engaging instruction in modern Mandarin Chinese.  The students from all the DP level classes will receive summer assignments and may access the required assignments for different classes through the Google Sites linked below.

Chinese Immersion 12:  Chinese Immersion Summer Assignment

Chinese 4/5/6:  Summer Assignments 

Chinese 2 & Chinese 3: Chinese 2 & Chinese 3 Summer Assignments