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Kindergarten Chinese

Offered for 4-5 age children, teach them to read simplest Chinese words through rhymes or games and to make easy conversation in Chinese.


Chinese PIN YIN

Offered for 5-8 age children, it takes 51 hours to teach them the pronunciation of all Chinese vowels and consonants, and the rule of spelling. During this course students will also learn about 100 or more Chinese words. 3 hours each time, one time each week, 17 weeks total.


COURSE of《CHINESE》(written by Chinese College of JINAN UNIVERSITY, China)

Offered for those students who can comprehend common oral Chinese (generally with Chinese background). The selected textbooks are the series of 《中文》composed by Chinese College of JINAN UNIVERSITY, China. The average rate of progress is 3 books every two years, or in other word, 12 books in 8 years:

      Studying books 1-3 at the age of 7-8
      Studying books 4-6 at the age of 9-10
      Studying books 7-9 at the age of 11-12
      Studying middle school books 1-3 at the age of 13-14)

Students could learn 250-300 new words from each book on average, so could master about 3,000-4,000 Chinese words after studying 12 books. In addition, students could also grasp the basic grammar of Chinese and have basic capacity of listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. All of that would lay a foundation for students to study intermediate or advanced Chinese.
One time each week, 3 hours each time, about 700-800 hours in seven or eight years


COURSE of《Practical Spoken Chinese》

Offered for those beginners in Chinese who, children at the age of 7-10, are not Chinese nationality or whose family’s members do not make conversation in standard common speech of Chinese (putong hua) although they are Chinese people. It takes 3 years to teach students about 1,000 Chinese words and 150 Chinese sentence patterns, so that the students could make conversation in standard common speech of Chinese (putong hua).
One time each week, 3 hours each time, about 300 hours total in 3 years


Stories in Chinese ( A course in summer )

Offered for those students who studies Chinese in normal time, and who do not want to break off the Chinese study in summer. The course content is stories in Chinese. The word level of the stories is almost equivalent to the word level of the texts that the students studied in normal time, however, it is a little bit heightened. Students can learn about 150 new words and 20-30 new sentence patterns in a whole summer.
One time each week for about 10 weeks in summer, 3 hours each time, 300 hours total in a summer


PREP COURSE FOR SAT II CHINESE

Offered for the students in high school, at the age of 13-16 (8th, 9th, 10th grade), who are preparing to take the test of SAT II Chinese. There is a requirement for applying students that they have to have studied Chinese for at least 5 years, in other word, their level should be equivalent to the level of the 7th-8th textbook of 《中文》. The contents of the course include: listening comprehension, key points of grammar, vocabulary, practical message or advertisement and selected stories, etc.. These contents are meticulously selected and composed in order to deal with the three parts in SAT II Chinese: 1) Listening Comprehension; 2) Usage; 3) Reading Comprehension.

The characteristic of this lecture is “Teach only the essential and ensure plenty of practice.” Consequently, there is left a few of work for students at home, so students have a light load. During the last period of this course our teacher will introduce about the contents and form of SAT II Chinese, the method of scoring and the tips for the test. In addition, 2-3 mock SAT II Chinese Tests will be held in last 2 or 3 weeks.
3 hours each time, one time each week, 34-40 week needed, 1020-1200 hours total


PRACTICE TESTS FOR SAT II CHINESE ( A course in summer )

Offered for the students in high school, at the age of 14-16 (9th, 10th grade), who are preparing to take the test of SAT II Chinese. There is a requirement for applying students that they have to have studied Chinese for at least 5 years, in other word, their level should be equivalent to the level of the 8th textbook of 《中文》.

Through giving practice tests, making analysis for the errors students made, giving students assignment about difficult points, our teacher will guide students to enhance their capacity to deal with 1) Listening Comprehension; 2) Usage; 3) Reading Comprehension in SAT II Chinese Test. In addition our teacher will introduce about the method of scoring and the tips for the test. 10 weeks needed, one time each week, 3 hours each time, 300 hours total


PREP COURSE FOR AP CHINESE (An intermediate-level Chinese program)

Offered for those students in high school who want to raise their level of Chinese to intermediate-level and want to gain college score in advance by passing SAT II Chinese Test.