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Sunday Chinese School Course Descriptions

Art Classes - NEW!

In art class, your instructors will aim to assist people of all ages to pursue their passion for art. In doing so, they have found a new way to express themselves through this median. Throughout the school year, advanced students will tackle subjects such as color theory, figure drawings, and different styles of prints. You will also learn about other art forms in different cultures, like how to increase your skill by using direct observation, and the lives and pieces of other successful artists. But for those who have just decided to pursue art and are relatively new to this field, you will learn the basics on how to draw, paint, and the foundation and rules of art. And most importantly you will have fun while learning these lessons. Your instructors will guide you and help strengthen your skills.

See artworks of Sabrina and Sophie Chen

Download the art supplies list

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

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.

Chen Style Taichi Class

The class opens to students all ages. In our Tai Chi Class you will learn traditional Chen Style Taijiquan as taught in China. You will learn about self defense, self discipline, meditation, relaxation, martial arts, qin na, health, traditional forms, short forms as well as proper technique. Please refer to Chen Style Taichi brochure for more class information and instructor’s information.

Language Classes

HSK Class - NEW!

Designed especially for preparing students for the new HSK test. (Ages 15+ and up reccomended) The new HSK test was launched by Hanban (Confucius Institute headquarter) in an effort to better serve Chinese language learners. The test is the result of coordinated efforts by the experts from different disciplines including Chinese language teaching, linguistics, psychology and educational measurement. The new exam combines the advantages of the original HSK while taking into consideration the recent trends in Chinese language training by conducting surveys and making use of the latest findings in international language testing. For more information, please visit http://www.chinesetest.cn/index.do

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