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.
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. (or at the discretion of the teacher)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.