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Class Information

Class Name Teacher Room Textbook Class Description
Chinese as Second Language (CSL) Huang, Yan146 This course develops studentsí four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of this course, students are expected to master part of the basic grammar, to be able to communicate in some real-life situations in a Mandarin-speaking environment, and to read and write with an active vocabulary of 150 simplified characters.
Grade 1 Yong, Shelly105 Ma Liping (Grade 1) This course focuses on Chinese Pin Yin and characters (creation, evolution, and stroke orders). Reading and writing skills are introduced. It includes basic sentence pattern analysis and development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Grade 2 Zhang, Zheng106 Ma Liping (Grade 2) This course further emphasizes Chinese Pin Yin, character, and sentence composition. Students will gain additional proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Mandarin in practical situations.
Grade 3 Gao, Ning107 Ma Liping (Grade 3) This course teaches grammar and improves reading and writing skills in Mandarin. Continue to build up studentsí vocabulary and teach them how to compose correct sentences. Dictionary use is introduced.
Grade 4 Liu, Yawen109 Ma Liping (Grade 4) This course asks students to use their own dictionary and get ready to read simple Chinese articles. Students will be able to write Chinese letters, articles, short stories, and much more after taking this course.
Grade 5 Li, Hua108 Ma Liping (Grade 5) This course focuses on the following aspects: (1) expanding and enriching studentsí vocabulary significantly; (2) introducing advanced Chinese grammar; (3) developing the studentsí abilities to read and analyze modern Chinese prose, essays and short stories; (4) basic training of Chinese writing.
Grade 6 Xue, Yan123 Ma Liping (Grade 6) This course provides students with basic knowledge and techniques of argumentative composition (300-600 words each). Students are expected to be able to articulate their views convincingly in both spoken and written modern Chinese language after taking this course.
Grade 7 Xue, Yan132 Ma Liping (Grade 7) This course helps students get ready for HSK Elementary-Intermediate test or SAT Subject Test in Chinese.
Kindergarten Wang, Yanhong103 Ma Liping (K) This course is a fun start to learn Chinese. Focusing on Chinese Pin Yin, speaking, and listening. Writing Pin Yin and simple characters are encouraged.
Culture NameTeacherRoom Culture Description
ChessWong, Matthew 108 This course welcomes student players of all levels.
CraftsMu, Aurora 123 This course leads students to make origami paper craft products like birds, animals, stars, flowers baskets, boxes and so on.
DancingChen, Winnie Hallway This course teaches classical Chinese dance and seeks to develop rhythm, movement, and musicality. Choreography will be taught throughout the school year to be performed at various local community events. Families may need to purchase individual performance costumes for their students if the school lacks the needed costumes.
DrawingYong, Kim 105 This course not only teaches students the basic techniques of drawing and painting, but also cultivates them to develop ways of creative and artistic thinking.
Scratch/CodingColin Zhang, Jeffrey Gao 107 This course teaches how to design video games using Unity Engine. Throughout the year, students will learn how to code in C# and apply various lessons to make a video game. At the end of the year, there will be a final project where students will present a video game that they have developed by themselves. This course is recommended to students on Grade 5 and above and each student is required to bring a laptop.
Speech/DebateXue, Yan 109 This course introduces a fun, varied, and realistic debating topic at each class for students to practice organizing and expressing their ideas and opinions in Chinese. The teacher aims to help students build their own speech styles, good speaking manners, and joyful teamwork spirit. Grade 4 and above students are welcome to this course.
* Please note each culture class requires a minimum enrollment of 6 students to run.
* Information listed above is subject to change at any time, please check back for latest updated version.






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