Extended Chinese Program
Xian Yun Academy’s Extended Chinese Program is committed to making learning Mandarin FUN, ENGAGING, and AUTHENTIC for K-12 students of all experiences and backgrounds.
Our program focuses on practical applications of Chinese, enhanced by interactive activities and performances as well as excerpts from literary classics and historical documents. Small class sizes (max. 10:1 ratio) ensure that students are well supported by our highly qualified teaching team.
For inquiries, contact Program Director Ms. Lona Lou at Lona.Lou@xianyunca.com.
Class Descriptions and Schedule
Chinese Language classes focus on spoken Mandarin Chinese and written Chinese. Students will be placed into one of three levels based on experience.
Levels I & II focus on developing fluency in speaking and understanding spoken Chinese. Everyday words and phrases will be introduced through a theme-based curriculum that includes seasons, family, holidays and more. Through singing, acting, and playing games, students will grow more comfortable with expressing themselves in Mandarin Chinese.
In level II, as students start to become familiar with the spoken language, more character recognition and writing skills will also be introduced.
Chinese III and above are designed as an immersive class focusing on eloquent expression, reading, writing, and composition. Students will be assigned to levels based on experience and subsequently placed each year based on results from their end of year test. Completion of the level 9 curriculum qualifies students to take the AP Chinese Language and Culture exam.
Chinese Speech and Drama (ages 5-7)
Chinese Speech and Drama classes focus on improving spoken Mandarin through acting and roleplaying. Students will learn how to express a story effectively using appropriate pacing, tone, body language, and facial expression.
Spring 2019 Schedule
|Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm||$400 ($200 for students concurrently enrolled in After School)|