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Since Butler Academy (BA) students only have one Mandarin class per week and do not have the resources or materials to help with self-learning, Ms. Lin created a project to help students stay motivated while learning a foreign language.

The "Butler Academy Treasure Hunter" project aimed to provide students in grades K-6 with access to Mandarin books, the treasure, so that they could learn the language outside of their regular class time. For the project, Ms. Lin established a Mandarin library in each of the K-6 classes. To further students’ interest in learning the language each week, students received red envelopes with tasks to find the “treasure” in their classroom library books. The weekly clues and treasure hunt missions helped the students to acquire new vocabulary and cultural knowledge.