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After-school Class Description

The class begins by work­ing on stu­dents’ lis­ten­ing and speak­ing skills before pur­su­ing read­ing and writ­ing. To devel­op stu­dents’ inter­est in learn­ing the lan­guage, class work and assign­ments are based on games, rid­dles, and dia­logues, with an empha­sis on accu­ra­cy of pro­nun­ci­a­tion. Our teach­ing method focus­es on con­sis­tent prac­tices on vocab­u­lary, sen­tence struc­tures, and every­day dia­logue both in the class­room and out of it. Text­book con­tents large­ly come from every­day sit­u­a­tions, allow­ing stu­dents to bet­ter con­nect to and use Chi­nese lan­guage in their dai­ly lives. Teach­ers will use lim­it­ed Eng­lish in class as an aid to help stu­dents under­stand Chi­nese instruc­tion. Hanyu pinyin is used as a learn­ing tool for pro­nun­ci­a­tion. Addi­tion­al­ly, stu­dents can access online inter­ac­tive activ­i­ties, record­ings, and home­work assign­ments.