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After School Program


Han­wen School’s after-school lan­guage pro­grams give chil­dren a way to prac­tice and learn lan­guage in mul­ti­pel times per week. By sup­ple­ment­ing your child to learn a new lan­guage while hav­ing fun, you help pre­pare your child for the future glob­al­ized world econ­o­my.

Her­itage Lan­guage Pro­gram

Suit­able for chil­dren who are able to under­stand and speak basic Chi­nese.
Typ­i­cal­ly chil­dren who have been in Man­darin immer­sion pro­grams or active­ly speak at home with fam­i­ly mem­bers.
Chi­nese as Sec­ond Lan­guage Suit­ed for chil­dren with no pri­or lan­guage expe­ri­ence OR for kids who may be out of prac­tice speak­ing Chi­nese.

This class helps chil­dren learn to lis­ten and speak sim­ple Chi­nese.

Program Overview

Learn­ing lan­guage requires fre­quent lis­ten­ing, speak­ing, and read­ing prac­tice.
Our after-school pro­gram pro­vides an immer­sive envi­ron­ment for chil­dren 5 days a week.

  • Chil­dren first learn pho­net­ics and tones along with basic vocab­u­lary
  • Then they learn sim­ple & more com­plex Chi­nese char­ac­ters through songs, poems, and sto­ries.

Description of Actvities

  • Active Play: Kids use our large gym floor to do var­i­ous activ­i­ties designed to help teach Chi­nese.
  • Chi­nese Reading/Writing: For­mal class­room instruc­tion to allow teacher to cov­er teach­ing cur­ricu­lum.
  • Her­itage Enrich­ment: “Cre­ative” activ­i­ties that sup­ple­ment and enhance each week’s Chi­nese lessons.

Class­es on Tues­day & Thurs­day rein­force & extend Chi­nese lessons taught on Mon­day, Wednes­day, & Fri­day.