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Why do you not use an existing Chinese curriculum and lesson plan during the summer?

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Our week-long sum­mer camps are struc­tured to teach chil­dren Chi­nese words and phras­es relat­ed to the theme of the week.

Many struc­tured Chi­nese cur­ricu­lum fol­low a pro­gres­sion of lessons to teach chil­dren Chi­nese words over the course of sev­er­al weeks.

Dur­ing the sum­mer, this teach­ing strat­e­gy does not work because of the fol­low­ing rea­sons:

  1. Par­ents want their child(ren) to attend dif­fer­ent activ­i­ties that may inter­est them.
  2. Many fam­i­lies also go on vaca­tion at dif­fer­ent times, mak­ing it hard to fol­low a con­tin­u­ous les­son plan.

Our week­ly theme-based sum­mer camp allows child(ren) to learn relat­ed words through applied usage and will help improve their Chi­nese. By learn­ing words relat­ed to a theme, chil­dren can bet­ter use these words in the right con­ver­sa­tion­al con­text.

For exam­ple, a child may not learn words for airplane(飛機) or blow(吹) or wind(風) in a Chi­nese les­son book until a high­er grade. By teach­ing chil­dren these words dur­ing sum­mer camp, they can actu­al­ly use them in dai­ly con­ver­sa­tion.

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