We offer two tracks of classes.  

 

Traditional Chinese Program is for  students whose primary language at home is Chinese.  In this program we use Easy Chinese (Volume 1-4) and MeiZhou Chinese (Volume 5-10). We teach students traditional bopomofo /ㄅㄆㄇㄈ(Zhuyin Fuhao/注音符號; Zhuyin/注音; also known as Mandarin Phonetic Symbols) in these class.


Better Chinese Program is for students  whose primary language at home is not Chinese. In this  program, we use a set of materials from Better Chinese. We teach students pinyin in these classes. Better Chinese provides comprehensive online resources that give students easy access to a Mandarin language environment at home even if no one at home speaks Chinese 


We teach using traditional characters in both tracks for students 4 years and older.

Traditional Chinese Program

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Pre-school & Basic 1

學習注音符號,學習簡淺拼音,注重聽與說的練習。

Learn phonetic symbols, learn simple pinyin, listening and speaking exercises.

Basic 1 & 2

 熟練注音符號,並繼續學習,介紹國字。將注音符號和簡易國字並用來練習造詞、相反詞、簡單造句等 

Phonetic symbols, and continue to learn to introduce the national characters. Use phonetic symbols and simple Chinese characters to practice words, opposite words, simple sentences, etc.

1st Grade

培養學生看圖“答句連文”與造句之能力﹝著重口語練習﹞;反覆練習字句及拼音;注重說與聽的訓練 。
Cultivate students to read the picture "answer sentence and text" and the ability to make sentences (emphasis on oral practice); practice words and pinyin; pay attention to the training of speaking and listening

2nd Grade

培養學生看圖“答句連文” ,看圖説故事及會話能力;介紹簡單標點符號的使用及簡單部首;開始介紹初步看圖作文,學習朗讀課外短文。   Cultivate students to read the picture "answer sentence and text" and the ability to make sentences (emphasis on oral practice); practice words and pinyin; pay attention to the training of speaking and listening

3rd Grade

具備造句及看圖作文能力、標點符號的運用、分析部首筆劃;開始訓練查字典;看圖作文;閱讀短文;加強聽、説、讀、寫四部份的訓練。
Have the ability to compose sentences and pictures, use punctuation marks, analyze the first strokes of the department; start training to look up the dictionary; read the composition of the picture; read the short text; strengthen the four parts of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

4th Grade

練習隨堂造句(口語) ;具備簡淺作文能力;介紹日記﹝有主題﹞書信的寫法;閱讀刊物及口語心得報告。加強聽、説、讀、寫的訓練。  
Practice the sentence (spoken language); have the ability to write simple essays; introduce the diary [with subject] letter writing; read the publication and oral report. Strengthen the training of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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5th Grade

具備隨堂造句﹝説與寫﹞作文、書信、日記的能力;增加中國歷史、近代史、名人、成語等故事,提高學習中文興趣。

Have the ability to write sentences (speak and write) essays, letters, and diaries; increase Chinese history, modern history, celebrities, idioms and other stories to improve Chinese interest in learning.

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6th Grade

訓練隨堂短文,具備寫作及閱讀能力;學習成語典故、詩歌欣賞。

Writing a short essay, with writing and reading skills; learning idioms and allusions, poetry appreciation.

7th Grade

增強寫作及閱讀能力;以討論、辨論等方式培養中文表達與獨立思考能力、並介紹中國傳統文化、中國民俗、常用成語等。

Enhance writing and reading skills; develop Chinese  expression and independent thinking skills through discussion and debate, and   introduce Chinese traditional culture, Chinese folk customs, and commonly used idioms.

8th Grade

訓練聽力、寫作、閱讀及思考組織能力,可以靈活的運用字、詞、語、成語;教授有關中國的普通常識與文化;認識漢語拼音。

Training listening, writing, reading and thinking about organizational skills, can use words, words, words, idioms flexibly; teach general knowledge and culture about China; know Chinese Pinyin.

9th Grade

以學習演講、辨論及寫作之能力為主;增強日常生活應用會話之練習為輔並研討時事分析和中西文化之比較。加強漢語拼音練習。

Focused on the ability to learn speech, debate and writing; enhance the practice of daily life application sessions and discuss current affairs analysis and comparison of Chinese and Western cultures. Strengthen the practice of Chinese Pinyin.

10th Grade

加強演講、辨論及寫作之能力為主;增強日常生活應用會話之練習及閱讀測驗之能力為輔,並研討時事分析和中西文化之比較。加強漢語拼音及SATII之練習。

Strengthen the ability of speech, debate and writing; supplement the ability of daily practice conversation and reading test, and discuss current affairs analysis and comparison between Chinese and Western culture. Strengthen the practice of Chinese Pinyin and SATII.

11th Grade

增強閱讀報章雜誌的能力。漢語拼音練習。加強聽力訓練、

日常用語中文表達的能力及作文、日記、便條的練習。加強詞句翻譯練習。

Enhance the ability to read newspapers and magazines. Chinese Pinyin practice. Strengthen listening training. The ability to express Chinese in everyday language and the practice of writing, diary, and notes. Strengthen the practice of word translation.

Better Chinese Program

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Intro A - age 4 and older

會聽、會說、會用簡單中文表達,讓學生有機會認識注音符號和簡單國字,以寓教於樂的方式進行教學,從美勞唱遊中學習。
For toddler and preschool learner who has no prior exposure to Chinese.
In this class, student will learn to listen, speak, and express in basic Chinese dialogue, so that students have the opportunity to recognize phonetic symbols and simple Chinese characters 

Intro B - age 5 and older

學習注音符號,學習簡淺拼音,注重聽與說的練習。
Learn phonetic symbols, simple pinyin, and focus on listening and speaking exercises.

Intro C

熟練注音符號,並繼續學習,介紹國字。將注音符號和簡易國字並用來練習造詞、相反詞、簡單造句等 。
Continue to learn phonetic symbols, and Chinese characters. Use phonetic symbols and basic Chinese characters to practice words, opposite words and simple sentences.

Level 1 - age 8 and older

Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.Students are able to demonstrate oral communication and aural comprehension skill regarding various common objects and everyday activities. Students are able to read and write approximately 60 additional Chinese characters Students are able to demonstrate proper social interaction in the classroom using Mandarin Chinese. 

Level 2 - Level 5

Students are able to exchange descriptions of people, common objects and information with each other.
Students are able to read and write approximately 80 additional Chinese characters.
Students are able to demonstrate an understanding of Chinese common holidays such as Chinese New Year and Moon Festival. Students are able to extend the sentences and understand the usage of the basic Mandarin grammar.   

Let's Talk - perquisite: Level 5 proficiency

In this class we take a comprehensive approach to the Better Chinese course material and teaches students how to apply all of the vocabulary, grammar, sentence patterns, and other Mandarin knowledge from  My First Chinese Reader Volumes 1-4 to everyday conversation. This course is intended to increase students' practical application of previously acquired Mandarin Chinese from Levels 1 to Level 5. 

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Conversation - all age students with little to no Mandarin experience

This class is designed to help non-native speakers who are interesting in learning basic day-to-day Conversational Chinese. In this class students will learn how to make conversation first, then learn new words, construct sentences and explore Chinese culture at the same time.