Mandarin Studies and Recruitment

John Littleford and Littleford & Associates were one of the pioneer creators of programs teaching Mandarin Chinese to elementary and secondary students starting in 1967 at Chatham Hall, a girls’ boarding school in Southern Virginia. Beginning programs were also launched at Breck School in Minneapolis in 1974 and at the University School of Milwaukee in 1986. Today, the Breck School has the most successful K-12 Mandarin curriculum of its kind in the United States.

Since that time Mr. Littleford has worked as a consultant to schools interested in beginning Mandarin programs and has helped others to find teachers and supervisors of Mandarin Language and Studies.

Mr. Littleford works with international schools in Taiwan and cities throughout China and has a broad network of contacts worldwide in the field of Mandarin Language and studies.”


Currently the following webinar sessions can be scheduled:

"Marketing the Mission"

This webinar will discuss strategies to retain current students and recruit new ones, even while the campus is closed. It will include steps to develop a parent ambassador/advocate program. Current parents, when recruited, motivated, mobilized and trained, are a school’s most powerful advocates. 

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The Head of School and Board Partnership during the COVID-19 Crisis: In Support of the Shifting Landscape/Strengthening Governance

The almost ongoing, high stress job of crisis management in schools has filled the space that was once full of organizational charts, contracts, training, legal protection, salaries and other the expectations and demands.The Head of School has needed to refocus and reframe to reflect the new reality. How do the head and the board partner together respond to and manage this uncharted territory? The job is now high stress nearly all the time.

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