We have a great announcement for students and families who are interested in Chinese culture. We will open a Chinese-culture class on Saturdays. We will have great teachers for each class. Our Chinese Immersion Program offer a 100% instructional model from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Students spend 2 hours learning in Mandarin on Saturdays. This program is structured on the total language learning approach incorporating content-based instruction, explicit language instruction, and experiential language learning practices. Students learn the simplified Mandarin writing system, or Chinese characters. Expressive and receptive language development is emphasized in all stages of the program.
This course helps children learn Chinese via playing games and discussing fun topics. Children will develop their language skills in four aspects: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Chinese lessons for kids are divided into 6 different levels, ranging from beginner to advanced.
Preschool Style Chinese Class
This class is for 4-year old and up students (3 year old who already know some Chinese). This class is focused on learning Chinese in daily life.
In this 50-minute class, children experience a short version of international school life. We start with circle time, then move on to dance and arts (crafts), and end with good-bye circle time. We encourage students to engage in daily Chinese conversation.
Your child can learn Chinese like a native speaker. In this class, teachers let students speak Chinese and communicate with other students and teachers. This is the best way to learn Chinese. Several times a year, we will have parties where students can show the parents their Chinese ability.
* Please bring your own snack and drink for snack time
Chinese Phonics Class
This class will help children transform from a non-reader to a child who is capable of reading easy sentences and spelling in Chinese. Starting with the phonetic sounds of the alphabet, we hope the children can read sentences and stories by themselves by the end of the year.
Chinese Conversation Class
We teach conversational Chinese focused on a monthly theme in this class. Using role play, games, songs, and dances, we encourage children to express themselves in Chinese.
When combining math and Chinese immersion, teachers (and parents or tutors) should be mindful of the disparate ways Chinese treats certain concepts, and the confusion this can create for students. For instance, when speaking about fractions in Chinese, the denominator is identified first, followed by the numerator, a pattern that is inverted in English. For large numbers, the groupings are different, with Chinese building on 万 or “ten-thousand,” while English uses multiples of one-thousand. Chinese is also particularly literal when describing math concepts.
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