About New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language
The New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language is a member of the National Chinese Association. In 1978 New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language was founded by a group of Chinese parents wanting their next generation to learn their heritage language Chinese. Since then our school has gone through various changes to meet the needs of our students to learn Chinese. In the last forty years of serving the community, our school has helped over 2000 children and adults learn to speak and write Chinese, and to appreciate one of the world’s richest and oldest cultures.
As China’s influence grows worldwide, the mastery of the Chinese language has increasingly become a valuable asset to possess. More and more parents are recognizing the benefit of being bilingual in today's world and The New Mexico Chinese School of Arts and Language is here to provide quality education to accomplish that goal. Our school uses the Jinan University Publishing Company materials in the classroom and provides workbooks to reinforce the classroom learning through home study and exercises. Students start with phonetics learning (Pinyin or Zhuyin) and move onto characters learning (simplified or traditional Chinese). Our classes include Simplified Chinese (Pinyin) and Traditional Chinese (Zhuyin). We open 10 classes for different level students, including beginner class for English speakers. We also offer free elective enrichment courses which consist of Chinese Chess, Painting, Arts and Crafts, Traditional Dance, and Voices. You choose what is right for you.
Our school is very proud of our strong professional and responsible teaching team. We welcome students age five through adult and tuition is $120 per semester per student. Furthermore, $30 tuition discount for the employees and students of University of New Mexico and Grant middle school, and children of former board members who have served 3 years or more. Families with three or more students receive a 50% discount on each student beyond two. Class is in session from 1:30 to 4:00 PM every Sunday afternoon (1:30-3:00 is Chinese class and 3:00-4:00 is elective class).