Language Curricular Setting and Enrichment Courses

Language Classes and Extra-Curricular Classes


Our school offers both Simplified/Pinyin and Traditional/Zhuyin Chinese classes. We also offer English speaking classes for the learning of Chinese. The minimum age for children to attend our school is five years old. We also welcome adult students.

Our school holds classes each Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:00pm at Grant Middle School, which is located at 1111 Easterday Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Language instruction classes are held from 1:30pm to 3:00pm followed by extra-curricular classes from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Extra-curricular classes (free) include Chinese chess, Arts and Crafts, DanceVoices, Painting, Martial Arts and HSK Exam

Language Classes

The workbooks we use for Simplified/Pinyin class are Chinese Language( Zhongwen) series published by Jinan University Publishing Company. 

    


The workbooks we use for English Speaking Class are HSK Standard Course series. 



For 2019-2020 school year, we have 8 Simplified Chinese classes,  1 traditional English class and 2 English Speaking Classes. The teaching level and teacher information are list in the following table. 

 Class  Teacher  Workbook
 Pinyin1  Danping Feng  Zhongwen 1st book
 Pinyin2  Lan Luo  Zhongwen 1st book
 Pinyin3  Xiaolu Ma  Zhongwen 3rd book
 Pinyin4  Lu Ou  Zhongwen 5th book
 Pinyin5  Yichun Wang  Zhongwen 6th book
 Pinyin6  Lidong Chen  Zhongwen 8th book
 Pinyin7  Qiyun Lin  Zhongwen 9th book
 Pinyin8  Shan Shi  Zhongwen 10th book
 English Speaking 1  Jinyong Liu  HSK 1st book
 English Speaking 2  Yuling Zheng  HSK 1st book
 Traditional Chinese  Cuijuan Liou   Learning material prepared by teacher



Extra-Curricular Classes


In addition to language classes, We also offer free elective enrichment courses which consist of Chinese Chess, Painting, Arts and Crafts, Dance, Voices, Martial Arts and HSK Exam. You choose what is right for you.

E1  Arts&Crafts (Teacher: Qiyun Lin)

This class will teach students basic art skills and Chinese/American culture through various fun arts and crafts activities.

-          Teach basic Chinese origami skills through different origami folding activities

-          Introduce Chinese/American culture and holidays through arts and crafts activities and work

-          Developing other arts and crafts skills such as creating, drawing, coloring, cutting, and building

 Expectations:

-Attend the class on time

-Listen to the teacher

-Bring basic art supplies to class


E2 Chinese Chess (Teacher: Cuijuan Liou)

The Chinese Chess class will cover the basics of how to set up the board in Chinese Chess as well as the piece names. The course will also cover how to play Chinese Chess at a beginner to intermediate level. Certain strategies and or tactics will be taught at the discretion of the teacher to students that are able to use them. Students are recommended to be at least eight years of age to attend this course. 

E3 Dance (Teacher: Weijie Zhao)

The 2019 Fall Semester Dance Course aims to provide a platform for students to dance freely, feel music and interact with each other. After the Chinese course, the Latin dance and modern dance will help students to reduce stress, improve the cultivation of physical art, and broaden students' dance potential. This semester plans to complete the basic pace of the Latin dance Chacha and Rumba and modern dance waltz. I look forward to seeing you join us in the dance group of Fall 2019!

2019年秋季学期的舞蹈课程旨在提供一个让学生可以自由舞蹈、感受音乐、彼此交流的平台。在中文课程之后,借助拉丁舞与摩登舞使学生减缓压力,提升形体艺术的修养,广泛开发学生的舞蹈潜力。本学期计划完成拉丁舞恰恰恰和伦巴各一套完整的铜牌套路与摩登舞华尔兹的基础步伐学习。期待各位小朋友加入到我们2019秋季的舞蹈团体中!


E4 Painting (Teacher: Hong Yan)

This semester learning goal: learning composition and color pencil drawing, understanding the relationship between black, white and gray objects

这个学期学习目标:学习构图和彩铅画,明白物体的黑,白,灰之间的关系

E5 Voices Class (Teacher: Xiaoru Huang)

This class will provide students a basic music foundation which is essential for a vocal performer.

  • The time is from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday.

  • The teacher, Ms. Huang, is an undergraduate student at UNM Music department.


This course is to advance your singing talent by:
* Creating a stable, healthy and lasting vocal technique based on the knowledge of vocal anatomy & physiology. 
* Improving musicianship skills. 
* Developing disciplined, productive practice techniques and repertoire preparation skills.
* Singing in a variety of languages and vocal music genres
* Giving expressive and polished performances

Expectations:
To succeed in this course, you must:
* Attend your scheduled class
* Practice daily with focused intention


E6 Martial Arts (Teacher: Yun Liao) 

Martial arts is one of the outstanding cultural heritages of the Chinese nation. Children's martial arts class introduces martial arts spirit, cultivates martial arts interest, learns basic movements, achieves the purpose of improving physical fitness, stimulating children's potential, enhancing self-confidence and tempering will. The main learning contents of this semester are: horse steps, punching, kicking, Tai Chi, and a simple performance routine.

武术是中华民族的优秀文化遗产之一。少儿武术课通过介绍武术精神,培养武术兴趣,学习基本动作,达到提高身体素质,激发孩子潜能,增强自信心,磨炼意志的目的。本学期的主要学习内容为:马步,冲拳,踢腿,太极步,以及一套简单的表演套路


E7 Chinese HSK Exam (Teacher: Yuling Zheng)

This class will give students specific training for passing Chinese HSK test.

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