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151 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Spring Registration is Now Open!

Chinese for Children 2023: Spring Registration is now open!

Spring classes begin with in-person and online offerings during the week of Feb 5, 2023 – Feb 11, 2023. We are accepting new and returning students ages 2-16 for the spring semester at all proficiency levels!

Early bird discount! Sign up before January 16th and receive the exemption of the $50 registration fee.

Siblings of students are eligible for receiving one 30-minute private one-on-one tutoring session ($50 value), as well as for students with China Institute Family Memberships.

Our program offers language classes at all proficiency levels for toddlers, children and teens ages 2-16. Choose from a variety of classes designed to meet the different learning objectives of every student.

Afterschool Mandarin Enrichment

Meeting once a week, students in Afterschool Mandarin enrichment classes are getting a great exposure to Chinese language and culture. For those who have studied Chinese, the enrichment classes deepen their connection with Chinese culture, and provide more rigorous practice in a small-classroom setting. Classes are available for students of all ages and language levels. We have classes on Fridays and Saturdays at the Downtown location. Online options are available.

Intensive Literacy Classes

Aiming for fluency in speaking, reading and writing Chinese in the future? Intensive Literacy classes are for students at all levels working towards mastering Chinese language, and perfect for speakers of Chinese at home, and students looking to take the next step in enhancing their Chinese language studies. Designed to target student’s reading and writing abilities, Intensive Literacy curriculum uses the same textbooks as Chinese students at top schools in China. We offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced literacy classes. Literacy classes are offered on Wednesdays and Sundays at our DT location, and Saturdays at our UES location. Online offerings are available.

Toddler Classes

Early exposure to a foreign language has been proven to dramatically improve a child’s aptitude for the language long-term. Give your child the gift of early exposure and set them up for future success with our Toddler classes. These classes focus on the basics of early childhood development, including improvement of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills in an immersive and interactive learning environment. Our early childhood education specialists engage students through hands-on activities, story-telling, music, and educational games. We have classes on Fridays and Saturdays at the UES location.
Classes follow the academic school-semester from September 2022 to June 2023. The semester consists of 15 sessions.

For every class, there will be a short water break time, please bring some light snack and a water bottle. Please kindly note that China Institute provides a nut-free environment, and we appreciate your cooperation!

Have a question? Please contact our program director Yonglian Xiao at [email protected] or call 212-744-8181, ext. 110.

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Please note
  • Textbooks for Intensive Literacy classes are not included in tuition and are available for purchase at China Institute.
  • We run small-sized classes. Registration will be closed when a class is full.
  • Class schedules are subject to change. A class will be canceled or rescheduled if registration is low.