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Sunday Chinese School Course Descriptions

Art Classes

Art-Multimedia- Great Artists –The Endless Exploration

Learning about Artists and their styles from around the world! We will be learning about Michelangelo, the Sistine Chapel and how to draw laying down! Don't forget he was a sculptor as well, so we'll be getting are hands messy with clay! What about Jackson Pollock? He was a great abstract expressionist with Splatter Paint and other forms of art! We will be getting messy, so dress appropriately! We will learn about Van Gogh and experience firsthand, his art media and the expression behind his masterpieces. Leonardo da Vinci and Rapheal are well known for their Renaissance period religious artistic styles. There will be many more artists and unique art styles and mediums. We will work with pencil, pen, colored pencil, markers, acrylic paints, oil paints, pastels, chalk, etc... to imitate each Great Masters artistic style while learning pieces of Art History!

Chinese Cultural Classes

Chinese Folk Dance I for ages from 6‐8 years old

Instruction to the basic classical movements of Chinese folk dance; preparation of stage show for cultural events.

Chinese Folk Dance II for ages 9 and up

Instruction in the advanced classical movements of Chinese folk dance; preparation of stage show for cultural events.

Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Chess – New!

Beginner Chess provides new or beginning students of chess a strong foundation in the rules and strategies needed to play the game of chess. The course is designed for students with little to no chess experience.

Intermediate/advanced Chess is great for kids who have some to complete understanding of the rules of the game. Students will be taught more advanced moves and combinations as well as the principles of tactics and strategy. Students learn some of the finer points of chess and begin to prepare for tournament play. Students will be instructed in advanced chess strategy and planning. They will also study the "immortal" games of world champions, as well as games of today's strongest grandmasters.

Chinese Musical Instrument – Di Zi

Instruction in the basic skills in playing DI ZI; preparation of stage show for cultural events.

Language Classes

Adult Beginner Chinese - Greatwall Chinese Book 1

Introduction to beginning level Mandarin Chinese and to Chinese history and culture. Students will be introduced to basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese.

Adult Intermediate Chinese - Greatwall Chinese Book 2

Intermediate level instruction in Mandarin Chinese speaking, listening, reading, and writing; introduction to composition and reading of simple email messages to more advanced c ommunications in Chinese.

Adult Intermediate Chinese - Greatwall Chinese Book 3

Intermediate level instruction in Mandarin Chinese speaking, listening, reading, and writing; introduction to composition and reading of simple email messages to more advanced c ommunications in Chinese.

Better Chinese – 6 and under

My First Chinese Words series is for preschool learners with no prior exposure to Chinese. This set of 36 size-appropriate storybooks is designed with the idea that young children learn best when the information given is relevant to their everyday lives, which makes learning fun and exciting. The stories contain meaningful sentence structures, teaching students to communicate in full sentences as opposed to have them memorize individual characters. The series also use overlapping content and a predictable narrative structure to provide a springboard for creative role-playing and acting. This gives children the opportunity to quickly apply what they learn in real-life situations as well as start communicating in Chinese right away. 

Better Chinese Elementary I

Introduction to beginning level Mandarin Chinese and to age appropriate Chinese history and culture. Students will be introduced to basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese.

Better Chinese Elementary II

Intermediate level instruction in Mandarin Chinese speaking, listening, reading, and writing; introduction to composition and reading of simple written messages in Chinese.

Better Chinese Elementary III

Features a spiral‐up lesson structure that builds upon and applies previous material so children can learn Chinese naturally‐‐the way they would in a native environment. Vividly illustrates a comprehensive selection of sentence patterns, easy‐to‐read Chinese characters, Pinyin, colorful pictures, and introduces young readers to basic Chinese sentences in a daily living environment. Each lesson features sections on vocabulary, exercises, character practice, and a reading challenge, along with English translations for each vocabulary word and sentence.

Better Chinese Elementary IV

Feature a spiral-up lesson structure that builds upon and applies previous material, so children can learn Chinese naturally--the way they would in a native environment. This class covers sports meets, seeing a doctor, the seasons, Chinese festivals, the Chinese zodiac, my community and more.

Better Chinese Level 5 & 6

Designed especially for middle school and high school students who completed Better Chinese Elementary IV. The content is natural and interesting and arranged in accordance with the rules of learning a second language. To cope with the general needs of conducting daily communication, the sentence patterns and grammar are presented to students in an order that emphasizes functional usage and the language materials are arranged with situational topics.

Chinese for Heritage Students (Preschool to Book 10)

Ma Li Ping, Preschool
Ma Li Ping, Book 1
Ma Li Ping, Book 2
Ma Li Ping, Book 3
Ma Li Ping, Book 4
Ma Li Ping, Book 5
Ma Li Ping, Book 6
Ma Li Ping, Book 7
Ma Li Ping, Book 8
Ma Li Ping, Book 9
Ma Li Ping, Book 10