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THE CENTER FOR
​PREPARATORY LEARNING


Chinese Language: Mandarin
With China's powerhouse economy changing the face of the globe, can your child miss this opportunity to learn the most spoken language in the world? Learn how to speak and write commonly used phrases, understand the numbering system and even learn Chinese calligraphy. More than a language program, our Chinese Language class takes your student for a tour of the Chinese culture.

Our activity-based curriculum enables students to acquire practical communication skills and experience the excitement of learning Chinese.

Our programs are open to everyone - children and adults.

Our intensive programs include AP Chinese Studies for students taking the AP Chinese Exam

Class sizes are limited to 8 students.

We also provide private lessons with a one-on-one tutor.

Curriculum

Our Chinese Language Program teaches mandarin as a second language to children ages 7 and up. Listening and speaking skills are emphasized early on, while reading and writing are introduced as each student progresses. Native speaking teachers combine discussion-based classroom instruction with enriching activities to engage students in the culture, history and traditions of China. Our tutors seek to create an environment where students enjoy the process of learning. Chinese art and culture supplements language instruction to develop and expand students' communicative abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese.

Course Outline

Our Chinese program is divided into six different levels, ranging from beginner to advanced with a wide range of useful topics. 

Level I

Level II

Level III

This level is designed for students who have never taken Chinese classes before and can not read Pinyin or Chinese characters. At this level, students will learn about topics such as greetings, self-introductions, and so on. Students will also learn Pinyin and basic strokes of Chinese characters.
This level is designed for students that can use familiar words to answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or about basic daily topics. Students can read Pinyin in Chinese classes and recognize basic strokes of Chinese characters. In this level, students will learn about topics such as countries, time, weather, inquiring about information, and so on. Students will also learn to write Chinese characters.
This level is designed for students who can discuss familiar topics using short sentences. In this level, students will learn about topics such as shopping, asking for directions, ordering food, and so on. Students will learn to read longer sentences. Students will learn more Chinese characters as well.

Level IV

Level VI

Level V

This level is designed for students who can ask and answer questions with long sentences on familiar topics in predictable everyday situations. At this level, students will learn about topics such as sports, playing games, celebrations, traveling plans, and so on.
This level is designed for students who can read longer articles and narrate a story. In this level, students will learn about topics such as social activities, future study plans, jobs, places of interest in China, and so on. Students will read different styles of articles such as news articles, argumentative essays, and so on.
This level is designed for students who can read different styles of texts and gather useful information from different parts of a text without difficulty. At this level, students will study famous writings, news reports, ancient poems, and selected Chinese literature. Students will learn to write complex articles or essays as a formal paper
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