After School Chinese Language Class – Beginner

This class is designated for the students who are able to speak and understand minimum Chinese. Chinese class is taught via fun and interactive Situational Teaching method. Cross-culture and basic Science education will be promoted to broaden horizons of students.

Program Description

The goal of this class is to develop students’ basic daily Mandarin communication skills via day by day speaking, listening, reading and writing. We will be focusing on speaking and listening so that the students will be able to express in Chinese and understand Chinese instruction soon. In this course is designated for the beginner level students. Students will learn simplified Chinese characters and standard Mandarin Chinese pronunciation.

Moreover, the course will also integrate Chinese culture to promote students’ cross-cultural awareness and understanding. In order to get extra exposure to Chinese beyond what the students can get inside the Classroom, online resources will be widely used to help the students learn Chinese Mandarin at the non-Chinese speaking environment.

Class Options

Beginner Level I
Frequency: Twice a week
Number of weeks per session: 12
Number of total classes per session: 24
Duration of each class: 90 minutes
Pre-requisition: None

Beginner Level II
Frequency: Twice a week
Number of weeks per session: 20
Number of total classes per session: 40
Duration of each class: 90 minutes
Pre-requisition: Beginner Level I

Sample Cirriculum

Beginner Level I

Class 1: About Me

  • Greetings
  • Vocabulary and phases about “me” and “my family”
  • Listening skills
  • Learn names of some Family members and animals

Class 2: My Family

  • Introduce family members
  • Express love for family and its members
  • Understand family and friendship

Class 3: School supplies

  • Identify classroom supplies

Class 4: Fruits

  • Name of common fruits
  • Describe different fruits

Class 5: Holiday Seasons

  • Holidays
  • Shopping
  • Food/Meals
  • Greetings

And more……

Beginner Level II

Class 1: Chinese New Year (CNY)

  • Understand CNY customs through folk stories
  • Summary of the importance of CNY in Chinese culture

Class 2: Numbers 1-10

  • Count and recognize up to 10
  • Write 1-10 number in order
  • Count up from 1 – 10 and dowfrom 10 – 1

Class 3: Natural Science: Season (Spring)

  • Understand the facts of Spring
  • Notice the change of seasons
  • Spring activities

Class 4: Taking Care of the Earth

  • The importance of recycling
  • Sorting and recycling

Class 5: Countries Around the World

  • Learn names of six countries
  • Fun/interesting things in these countries

Class 6: Sports

  • Learn Olympic Games
  • Learn names of different sports
  • Classroom exercise and games

Class 7: Shapes (Math)

  • Identify circles, rectangles and distinguish these shapes
  • Learn names of different shapes

And more……