Language Curricular Setting and Enrichment Courses
Language Classes and Extracurricular Classes
Our school offers both Simplified/Pinyin and Traditional/Zhuyin Chinese classes. Furthermore, We also offer Mandarin class for English speakers. The minimum age for children to attend our school is five years old. We also welcome adult students.
From Fall semester 2020, all classes are conducted online through Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes are still scheduled on Sundays. We will have morning and afternoon class sessions. Morning session classes are from 10:00am to 11:30am. Afternoon session classes are from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. We will also offer FREE extracurricular classes, including Chinese Chess and Drawing. Extracurricular classes are from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
The workbooks we use for Simplified/Pinyin class are Chinese Language( Zhongwen) series published by Jinan University Publishing Company.
For 2021-2022 school year, we have 8 Simplified Chinese classes, and 1 English Speaker class. The teaching level and teacher information are list in the following table.
Extracurricular Classes (Only E1 Chinese Chess available for 2022 Spring)
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 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.
E2 Drawing (Teacher: Casey Pei and Tiffany Pei)
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.
E3 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.
E4 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!
E5 Violin (Teacher: Yuguang Chen)
Basic violin skill and stage performance opportunities
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.
E7 Chinese HSK Exam (Teacher: Yuling Zheng)
This class will give students specific training for passing Chinese HSK test.