“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.”
— by Ludwig Wittgenstein
Students will become acquainted with the language by learning common vocab, conversation topics, and images.
In this class, students will learn to differentiate between different Chinese characters, understand them through listening, and identify them when reading.
This section will instruct children on the pronunciation differences among various Chinese characters while creating a foundation for learning phonetics and pinyin.
This class will provide children with basic conversations and materials to help students learn phrases and vocab gradually.
Children will be able to practice speaking Chinese in various situations designed to mirror common experiences and situations through presentations and role-playing.
Building upon the foundation of 300+ basic Chinese words, students will advance their knowledge by reading short texts.
In this portion, students will learn new vocab words and their pronunciations by reading short texts. The main goal is to expand vocab.
This course will teach students about syllable rules, tone labeling, final consonant, vowels, initial consonant, and sound structures. It’s designed to help children improve their pronunciation overall.
In this section, children will learn about the history and composition of Chinese characters and practice writing them with the knowledge of character structure and radicals.
Building upon vocab learned earlier, students will start reading nursery rhymes, poetry from the Tang dynasty, and more to improve their understanding of Chinese culture.
In this portion, students are taught how to express themselves in conversation by increasing their comprehension of function words.
Students will start working with longer articles ranging in word count from 400 to 500 in order to develop new vocab words and to enhance proofreading and sentence structuring.
Children will read a wide array of fables, proses, poems, and other forms of literature to further enhance their vocabulary.
Students will be tasked with self-initiated writing tasks with the aim of improving their skills while encouraging the enhancement of sentence composition and expression.
In this portion, students will review articles in-depth in an attempt to understand the inherent meanings being expressed by the writer.
By reading Analects of Confucius, Three Character Classic, and other class Chinese novels and poems, students will learn about traditional heritage, customs, and culture.
To further improve vocab, this course will have children reading longer, modern literature pieces. They’ll also improve their understanding of idioms and slang.
This section hones a student’s writing skills by having them write small narratives and diaries.
In this class, students will be taught the stories behind idioms, classical literature pieces, and modern materials to help improve their language development.
Students will learn new words by reading and are expected to know around 3,500 words with the ability to write and read around 2,800.
Students will begin reading longer articles to increase their ability to infer an author’s inherent meaning. This section is designed to help children understand content instead of just superficial meaning.
This section will introduce children to more Chinese customers and culture by reading articles during important festivals.
Children will be encouraged by instructors to practice writing and speaking, helping them put sentences together more rapidly.
By watching clips of modern media, students will gain a better understanding and appreciation of the modern Chinese culture.
Authoritative subject textbooks-HMH
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Group (HMH)
We work with the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Group (HMH), one of the four largest educational publishers in the United States, to select authoritative subject textbooks. HMH has nearly 200 years of educational publishing history, integrating the ideas of educators and the essence of teachers’ practice to solve the difficulties of children’s education.