Language Curricular Setting and Enrichment Courses

Language Classes and Extracurricular Classes

Our school offers Simplified/Pinyin Chinese classes and Mandarin class for English speakers. The minimum age for children to attend our school is five years old. We also welcome adult students.

The classes are scheduled on Sundays from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. We also offer FREE extracurricular classes from 3pm to 4pm.

Language Classes

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

中文教材 http://www.hwjyw.com/textbook/jcxz.shtml

The workbooks we use for English Speaking Class are HSK Standard Course series. (or at the discretion of the teacher)

Extracurricular Classes

In addition to language classes, We also offer free elective courses for registered students. You choose what is right for you. Each extracurricular course requires a minimum of 5 people to sign up to start the course. Otherwise the course will be cancelled.

E1: Line Drawing 线描画 (Teacher: Meirong Keach)

Line art or line drawing is any image that consists of distinct straight lines or curves placed against a background (usually plain), without gradations in shade (darkness) or hue (color) to represent two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects. Line art can use lines of different colors, although line art is usually monochromatic. Line art emphasizes form and drawings), of several (few) constant widths (as in technical illustrations), or of freely varying widths (as in brush work or engraving). Line art may tend towards realism, or it may be a caricature, cartoon, ideograph, or glyph. This course will teach line drawing from the beginner level.

线描是运用线的轻重、浓淡、粗细、虚实、长短等笔法表现物象的体积、形态、质感、量感、运动感的一种方法。特点简练、清晰。线描既是具有独立艺术价值的画种(白描),又是造型基本功的锻炼手段,还是工笔画设色之前的工序过程。线描不仅可以勾画静态的轮廓,还可以表现动态的韵律。用线和空白可以谱写出一支支和谐流动的线的协奏曲。

E2: Chinese Folk Songs and Recitation 中国民歌学唱和朗诵 (Teacher: Wenfang Zhang)

Learn to sing and recite Chinese folk songs. Select suitable Chinese folk songs for children to sing, learn singing skills, master the correct state of breathing and vocalization, understand the background of songs, and learn to express music and emotions in singing. Learn to reflect the meaning of the lyrics more effectively in the process of recitation, understand the author's original intention, and implement the melody meaning of the composer.

《尚书》中有这样一段话,“诗言志,歌永言,声依永,律和声”。说的是心有所感,用语言陈其情、敷其事,便叫做诗;把诗里的语言读音用高低疾徐的方法咏叹,便叫做歌;依着歌的高低疾徐配成乐曲,便叫做声;发出与乐曲相和的音响的东西便叫做律。所以未有歌之先,就有语言,语言是歌唱的基础。

中国民歌学唱和朗诵: 在中国民歌的海洋中精选出适合少年儿童演唱的作品,学习歌唱技巧,掌握正确的呼吸发声状态,了解歌曲的背景,学习在演唱中表现乐感和情感。学习在朗诵的过程中更有效地体现出歌词意义,了解作者本意,贯彻曲作者的旋律含义。

E3: Chinese Chess (Teacher: Kevin 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 year of age to attend this course.

中国象棋(推荐8岁以上青少年)介绍中国象棋的基础知识教授下棋策略和战术。适合象棋初级到中级水平青少年参加

E4: Classical Chinese Poetry 中国古代诗词鉴赏 (Teacher: Hui Yu)

For students with intermediate Chinese proficiency (recommended for teenagers over 10 years old), it will explain about 20 ancient poems that are well-known in China. Poems are selected from the themes of homesickness, family, friendship, mountains and rivers, flowers and plants. The class combines singing, painting, recitation, performance and other teaching methods.

中国古代诗词鉴赏:面向中级汉语水平的学生(推荐10岁以上青少年),讲解在中国家喻户晓的约20首古诗词。诗词选取于思乡、亲情、友情、山河、花草等主题。上课形式活泼,结合歌唱、绘画、朗诵、表演等多种教学方式

To Be Determined:

Drawing (To Be Determined)

This class will be an introduction to drawing. Students will be taught basic ways to draw people, animals, and objects to add to their own artwork.

Materials: paper, pencil, eraser, and something to color with (like crayons, colored pencils, etc.)

Expectations: arriving to class on time, paying attention in class, completing work.

Arts&Crafts (To Be Determined)

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.

Dance (To Be Determined)

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!

Violin (To Be Determined)

Basic violin skill and stage performance opportunities

Martial Arts (To Be Determined)

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