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Chinese Immersion: Level 1-3

Age

4 and up

Requirement

No previous Mandarin experience needed for level 1. In order to move to the next-higher level, students have to finish the previous level successfully or have adequate language skills. Students are required to finish homework assignments, which will be given each week. Daily practice with the CD-ROM is necessary.

Class duration

For each level, there are 30 lessons in total, 10 lessons/quarter, 1 lesson/week, 55 minutes/lesson.

Material needed

One CD-ROM which consists of 36 story books and two exercise books. (Materials are available at school. $45 in total).

Description

Immersion is the best way for children to absorb language skills at a very early age. This class is essential for students who live in non-Mandarin-language environments, such as adopted Chinese children, Cantonese-speakers, Eurasian children, and children with no Chinese heritage.

The mission of this course is to teach the Chinese language and culture to nonnative speakers, ages 5-9. The class includes a series of easy-to-use, fun and comprehensive materials and activity to excite children about learning Chinese and to provide a Mandarin immersion environment for students through storytelling, games related to language, Chinese nursery songs, etc. Students move through lessons that establish the basic vocabulary and sentences. Vivid Mandarin Chinese recordings with songs, rhymes and cultural content add variety and fun to the curriculum. Students will enjoy learning the language naturally and develop a deep understanding of Chinese culture.


Chinese Immersion: Level 4-7

Age

7 and up

Requirement

Students need to finish immersion level 3 successfully or have adequate language skills. If a student hasn't taken immersion level 1-3 or kindergartner Chinese class previously, she/he needs to enroll in Pin-Yin crash class as well. Students are required to finish homework assignments, which will be given each week. Daily practice with the CD-ROM is necessary.

Class Duration

For each level, there are 30 lessons in total, 10 lessons/quarter, 1 lesson/week, 85 minutes/lesson.

Material Needed

One CD-ROM and two exercise books for each level. (Materials are available at school. $45 in total).

Description

This series is the finest curriculum available for Elementary School students to learn Chinese. Specially designed for children living in non-Chinese speaking communities, this course feature a spiral-up lesson structure that builds upon and applies previous material, so children can learn Chinese naturally--the way they would in a native environment.

Vividly illustrated with a comprehensive selection of sentence patterns, easy-to-read Chinese characters, Pinyin, and colorful pictures, this class introduces young readers to basic Chinese sentences in a daily living environment. Each lesson features sections on vocabulary, exercises, character practice and a reading challenge, along with English translations for each vocabulary word and sentence. Students can review what they learned in the classroom and play additional exercises by watching each lesson at home on the computer with the CD-ROM, making learning Chinese relevant and fun!




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