This is a fun Mandarin course for children ages 6 to 12 with all levels of Chinese language experience, including no background. We plan our activities to encourage students to fully engage with the Mandarin Chinese language and culture. In this way their experience is interesting and fun in a fully supportive environment. Students are grouped according to language proficiency. This Mandarin Chinese “After School Enrichment” program provides the opportunity to learn “socially”, with new friends helping each other master new language and culture skills and knowledge through role-playing and corresponding conversational practice.
Students will learn Chinese Language and Culture through songs, rhymes, traditional arts, stories, and fun games. The emphasis is on creating a very supportive and warm environment and developing a sense of accomplishment and motivation to continue learning Chinese.
The primary goal of this course is to help students build a solid foundation for learning Chinese and developing communication skills in listening and speaking. Recognizing and writing characters are accomplished through meaningful focus on the etymology of the ideographs. Sessions have different themes and materials for new and returning students.
Our supportive and engaging teaching methods utilize unique creative ideas to make our lessons enjoyable and educational. Our purpose is to give students an inspiring language learning experience.
Ages: 6 - 12
Days: 10 Fridays, 2/17, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, & 5/19, 2017
Hours: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Size: Limited to 8 students
Instructor: Vickie Rockower
Fee: $250 (includes textbook & materials) $230 for returning students who do not need a textbook.