All students are expected to follow teacherís instructions, to respect others and to do homework. All parents are expected to work with the teacher to encourage and to help their student to learn in any way they can. All teachers are expected to conduct their classes in a professional way, and to work with parents to help support their child's language development.
We strive to balance a challenging academic program with enjoyable cultural experiences.
The textbooks are in traditional Chinese characters. Simplified Chinese characters are introduced in middle school classes.
There are weekly homework assignments, which may include CD listening, this is especially helpful to students from non-mandarin speaking families.
All students, Level 3 and up, are required to participate in the Speech Competition in the Fall, and Language Competition (Character/Phrases Recognition) in the Spring. These activities are designed to promote studentsí presentation skills and to reinforce their Mandarin study.
Language classes will include about 8 hours of cultural activities each semester to introduce students to Chinese Cultural and Arts. Activities such as calligraphy, opera, dragon dance, drum, etc, may be incorporated in the program depending on studentís age and the availability of the instructors.
Quizzes, tests, midterm, finals, and/or evaluations will be given by teachers throughout the year.
All classes will perform in our in-school Chinese New Year celebration and Motherís Day celebration.
At the end of the school year, awards in three categories will be presented:
- Perfect Attendance: Students, Level 1 and up, who have perfect attendance throughout the whole year, without being late or leaving early more than twice.
- Academic Advancement: Students, Level 3 and up, who demonstrate significant improvement in academic performance or in class/study behaviors.
- Academic Excellence: Students, Level 3 and up, whose academic record rank the top third of the class.