Course Introduction

(I) Introduction

  1. This program is season program. We have spring, summer, fall and winter, 4 seasons per year. Each season lasts for 12 weeks (the winter course is only for 10 weeks), with 3 hours per day, 15 hours per week (from Monday to Friday).This program offers no credits, and this is not a degree program.

  2. Class levels depends on students’ levels. The levels vary from season to season.(For more information:Schedule and Fees

  3. Cultural activities:
    We offer various language and cultural activities every season, which include the one-day field trip every spring and fall. The activities enable students to know more about Chinese cultures as well as to practice Chinese language skills.

(II) Our Advantage

(III) Our Teachers

(IV) Course levels and tentative course syllabus

  1. CLD tentative syllabus Elementary Low (Chinese version and English version)。
  2. CLD tentative syllabus Elementary High (Chinese version and English version)。
  3. CLD tentative syllabus Intermediate (Chinese version and English version)。
  4. CLD tentative syllabus Intermediate High (Chinese version and English version)。
  5. CLD tentative syllabus Pre-Advanced (Chinese version and English version)。
  6. CLD tentative syllabus Advanced Low (Chinese version and English version)。
  7. CLD tentative syllabus Advanced (Chinese version and English version)。
  8. CLD tentative syllabus Upper-Advanced (Chinese version and English version)。
  9. CLD tentative syllabus Advanced High (Chinese version and English version)。

(V) Suggested credits

(VI) Textbooks we use

(VII) Class Requirements

  1. We offer equal trainings on the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. We teach pinyin and we only teach and use traditional characters. And we emphasize a lot on hand writing. Students are required to “write” homework and exams.

  2. Teachers only speak Chinese in class (regardless the class levels).

  3. Please be prepared for the school workload. There are homework, quizzes, midterm, final exam, etc. Students need to be concentrated and devoted to their classes and learning, and actively participate in the class activities.

  4. We assess students’ level and learning every season, which will be taken into consideration for the class arrangement in the coming season. Those who have poor school performance may be held back and repeat a lower level.