in a CHANGING world
Our mission is to provide the best possible education for our students. If you have a request for an additional language, enrichment, or college prep class, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We have a large network of educators, and if there is enough interest in creating a class which we do not currently offer, we are more than happy to develop it.
CHINESE LANGUAGE CLASSES
Language classes are open to students of all ages, backgrounds, and proficiency levels. Students will be assessed to determine their level and are encouraged to share their goals in learning the language. Our language teachers are experienced educators, natives in the language and/or with advanced degrees in the language.
Little Panda (Ages 3-4)
Price: $150 + $10 Materials fee
Time: Saturdays, 1:30 - 3:00pm
This program is designed for both heritage and non-heritage learners ages 3-4. We focus on teaching basic Mandarin Chinese and culture by emphasizing the following areas of growth: creative arts, language, introduction to pinyin (sheng mu only), writing (with focus on strokes), basic arithmetic and socio-emotional development.
Chinese for Grades K-8
Time: Saturdays, 1:30 - 3:00pm
We offer Chinese from levels 1-8. Language classes do NOT exactly correspond to students' academic grade levels. New students will be given an assessment to place them at the correct level.
Little Panda (Chinese as Second Language)
Time: Saturdays, 3:10 - 4:30pm
In this level, kids will learn Pinyin and basic strokes of Chinese characters. They will learn basic daily vocabulary and short sentences, such as greetings, self-introduction, introduce family members, ages, colors, numbers, animals, fruits, etc. We will use fun pictures, physical goods, and games to make class fun and effective.
Chinese for age 7+ (Chinese as Second Language)
Time: Saturdays, 3:10 - 4:30pmpm
This level is for kids who can use familiar words to answer simple questions in areas of basic daily topics. They can read Pinyin and recognize the most basic strokes of Chinese characters.
In this level, your kids will learn simple words, short sentences, and simple dialogues such as clothing, toys, household appliances, weather, etc. we will teach your kids some simple nursery rhyme, and your kids will learn to write very simple Chinese characters.
Our college prep programs give high school students an extra edge in getting accepted into their dream colleges. Our experienced teachers specialize in SAT, ACT, and college application requirements, giving students vital skills for success, while increasing confidence and reducing stress about tests and the admittance process.
Our enrichment programs foster well-rounded, open-minded children and adults by providing creative outlets and unique learning opportunities. Programs are taught by professionals in the field who encourage students to think creatively, challenge themselves, and try new things in a fun and pressure-free environment. Programs are available for children in Pre K to high school age, unless otherwise specified.