During the regular school year, we offer the following two different trajectories to students from different backgrounds and with different objectives :
1. Chinese as the Second Language (CSL)
This curriculum is designed for students with little or no Chinese language environment at home. The classroom will use immersive and interactive approaches to teach the theme-based curriculum. Beginning level students will learn the Chinese phonics system (pinyin and tones), character formation, grammar, and sentence structure. More advanced students will learn to speak, read, and write about everyday subjects that they encounter in real life.
2. Chinese as the Heritage Language (CHL)
This curriculum is best for students who already understand and speak Chinese at home and have a language environment at home. Students will learn to read and write common Chinese characters used in daily life. Using MaLiping Chinese (马力平中文） as the primary textbook, students are expected to know 1,500 characters by 4th grade. Students are exposed to nearly 3,000 characters by the end of 10th-grade. The content learned in the classroom is reinforced at home with 30 to 40 minutes of homework every day, four days a week.
3. Extended Hour Program
Students will be picked up from neighborhood schools and can stay at our center until 6pm. Supervised homework and free play time before and after the Mandarin class. Please contact us for details if there are at least 3 students from the same school need the service.
September 2021 to June 2022 Class Schedule
Early Bird Discount expires on August 15, 2021: $100 off with code FALLCH21