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Fall 2017: First Year Chinese for Young Learners (payment plan)
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Fall 2017: First Year Chinese for Young Learners (payment plan)

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Live Class with Grading
$80.00
$59.00
  • Includes certificate of completion
  • Class sessions recorded for later viewing

Our class size is small so reserve your seat today  - starting on August 28th!

Did you know that 1 in every 5 people in the world

speak Chinese today?

Get a taste of learning Chinese in a fun and engaging way with a native speaker in this popular beginner class this fall!

The immersive multimedia-based approach used in this curriculum has been very successful in local Chinese schools for over two decades. In addition to live meetings weekly for active verbal practice, students have daily assignments to practice their listening, speaking and character writing skills independently with an interactive online program. Our weekly live classes reinforce their learning, and our small class size enables each student to participate fully in each live meeting so they can advance systematically.

Ideal as a second language elective, students in this semester long course will learn to speak, read, and write the key Mandarin Chinese characters used in 95% of Chinese publications.  

Fall 2017 semester course will meet on Mondays & Wednesdays 11-12pm CST starting August 28th 2017

Recorded sessions will be available for students with any scheduling conflicts

Prior knowledge of Chinese is helpful but NOT required (students 12 and over may find our Integrated Chinese Year 1 more suitable with other age peers in the class)

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE:

Chinese etymology study: Pictograms and ideograms in Chinese characters are studied closely in each lesson, so our students can learn the common "radicals" (close to the building blocks of many characters) and use meaning clues (or "keys") to efficiently and effortlessly unlock the meaning of other characters.

Mandarin Pronunciation: Essential Mandarin Chinese pronunciation will be learned through daily listening and speaking assignments. Daily practice of reading out loud and frequent verbal practice in class with instructions enables our students to learn to speak and apply Mandarin accurately and effectively.

Communication skills: Students will learn to communicate their ideas in both verbal and written forms in this challenging curriculum. The solid vocabulary foundation gained in this section of the course will serve as a valuable foundation for students to help them to understand more rigorous reading materials with ease.

Grammar study: Students learn the character usage and important grammar structures central to effective communication in Chinese through the extensive reading exercises offered in each lesson. Verbal and written translation are practiced frequently both in class and in the homework assignments.

Grading is optional and FREE of charge for this course, and students will earn credits upon completion of the course, satisfying the prerequisite for Mandarin Chinese 2

Required textbook: Zhong Wen in Simplified Chinese Edition - detailed textbook order information is provided in your course homepage, available upon registration.

Note: this is a payment plan for this semester course in 3 spaced installments  - your tuition balance of $60 each will be due in October & November, 2017

Full payment for this semester course is also available for $179.00 (see "other listings")

Live CLASS REQUIREMENTS:

Our weekly live class will meet in CurrClick's Live Virtual Classroom. Students will need a headset with microphone to be able to hear and speak to me, as well as verbally practice Mandarin during the class. 

ALL STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AS WELL AS EARNING PREREQUISITE CREDITS

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student or the course, please do not hesitate to contact me: conniehong.ok@gmail.com


About the teacher:

A native Chinese speaker, Connie was born and raised in China, earning a B.A. degree in Education and a second B.S. degree in the States. She started teaching Chinese in local language schools in 1998, tutored high school & college students in advanced levels of Chinese, and has taught online classes since 2009. As a homeschooling parent, she has so far home educated her daughter, who is currently in college and her son, who is attending high school.

Connie enjoys sharing her knowledge of Chinese in the homeschooling community to spark the interest in students to learn Mandarin Chinese.

You can attend any live class from a computer or mobile device by entering CurrClick Live from the My Classes and Clubs section of your Account page. Upon your first session, you may be prompted to download the plugin. Be sure to download the free Adobe Connect app from your mobile device's app store.

CurrClick Live Withdrawal/Refund Policy (Applies only to classes of more than 4 sessions.)

  • Withdrawal before 2nd session: Full refund of class fee
  • Withdrawal after 2nd session, but before 3rd session: Refund of 2/3rds class fee
  • Withdrawal after 3rd session, but before 4th session: Refund of 1/3rd class fee
  • Withdrawal after 4th session: No refund

CurrClick Live Withdrawal/Refund Policy for HYBRID Classes

All hybrid classes will be fully refunded if the withdrawal request is submitted before the kick-off session. If the withdrawal request is made within 24 hours of the kick-off session, the class will be refunded at 75%. If the withdrawal request is made more than 24 hours after kick-off session, no refund is available for that class.

Use our Contact Us link to start the withdrawal process. If the class included downloadable materials, you must return them and agree to delete them from your device. Your refund will be processed within five business days.

IMPORTANT PRIVACY NOTE:
When you purchase this class, your email address will be sent to the teacher so they may contact you.
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Schedule
Starts
August 28, 2017
Sessions
28
Meets
Monday, Wednesday
At
11:00 am Central Time
(UTC-5)
For
60 minutes
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