Chinese classes are available Mondays through Thursdays after school at Chiao Hsin! Classes are from 3 PM to 5:30 PM with the first hour being a group teaching session and the second hour as a review and individualized lessons. Our classes teach traditional Chinese Mandarin starting with basic Chinese phonics. Teachers also teach ping ying to reinforce correct pronunciations of the Chinese language.
At Chiao Hsin, we have 2 Beginning level classes. Students focus on proper pronunciation with phonics and learn to use basic vocabulary words. Classes are fun and lively with music and games to stimulate the student’s love of learning. Beginning classes establish the groundwork for future Mandarin learning.
The intermediate level has two classes, one for 2nd and 3rd graders and another for 4th and 5th graders. Teachers incorporate writing new vocabulary and making phrases and sentences. Students will start to use Chinese dictionaries, read stories, and practice longer dialogue in Mandarin.
Advanced students are placed in one of two classes for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Students start writing complex sentences and paragraphs. Teachers incorporate Chinese idioms into lessons to help students better understand the Chinese culture and philosophy. Students are also exposed to harder texts for reading and learn the art of Chinese calligraphy.