Downtown Location

40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006
Fall Registration is Now Open!

Join Our Children’s Language Program Open House! – Saturday, August 18, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Chinese for Children 2018 Fall Registration is now open! Fall 2018 Classes begin the week of September 17, 2018. We are accepting new students for the Fall semester ages 2-17 and for all proficiency levels!

Early bird discount! Sign up before August 17 to get the $50 registration fee waived. 5% discount for siblings.

The Chinese for Children & Youth After-school Classes offers a roadmap for students to achieve language proficiency following the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Standards and Proficiency Guidelines. Our program offers language classes at all proficiency levels to toddlers, children and teens ages 2-17. Students will learn Mandarin Chinese language and culture through songs, stories, games and art projects in a student-centered classroom environment. Classes are taught by our team of native speakers who are professional experienced language teachers. Cultural elements are woven into the curriculum so that students can study the Chinese language while learning about Chinese culture and life.

Classes follow the academic year and are divided into two semesters from September to June. Each semester consists of 15 weeks. Snacks are included.

Enrollment is limited and offered on a rolling basis. Schedule an appointment for a quick 15 minute assessment!

Have a question? Please contact us at: [email protected] or (212)-744-8181, ext. 110

Please fill out our Inquiry Form

Click here to learn more about our toddlers program!

Please note:
• Textbooks are not included in the tuition fee 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 if registration is low.

Check-out our Kids Program Blog, click here!

TODDLER (2-3)

DAY

TIME

TODDLER (2-3): For students ages 2 to 3
Tue Fri
4:00-5:30pm

Chinese for Toddlers, for toddlers ages 2 to 3, classes are taught with a theme-based curriculum, where students are fully immersed in Chinese language through songs, games and interactive activities. By the end of the course, they will develop basic understanding, communication and social skills.

Classes start the week of September 17, 2018

Once a week $875 per semester/ $1750 per year

Twice a week $1750 per semester/ $3500 per year

Plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee

Tuesday & or Friday (you can choose either one of them or both)


Tuesday
4:00-5:30pm
Friday
4:00-5:30pm
Tuesday & Friday
4:00-5:30pm

KIDS (4-10)

DAY

TIME

Prep 1: For students ages 4 to 6
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4:00pm-5:30pm

Classes are divided into small groups according to students’ language levels and learning backgrounds. With a theme-based curriculum, students will have a fun learning experience in an interactive environment through a variety of age-appropriate activities, games, songs, etc. In addition to listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, students will also develop social skills and learning habits through our program.

Prep 1A (entry level): Monday or Wednesday or Thursday, 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 17, 2018

Prep 1C: Tuesday or Friday, 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 17, 2018

$875 per semester/$1750 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.


Monday: Prep 1A
4:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday: Prep 1A
4:00-5:30 pm
Thursday: Prep 1A
4:00-5:30 pm
Tuesday: Prep 1C
4:00-5:30 pm
Friday: Prep 1C
4:00-5:30 pm
Intensive Prep 1: For students ages 4 to 6 (Sunday)
9:30am – 12:30pm

Students at the total beginner level meet twice a week (1.5 hours each) for three hours immersive Chinese language learning. Classes are divided into small groups according to students’ language levels and learning backgrounds. With a theme-based curriculum, students will have a fun learning experience in an interactive environment through a variety of age-appropriate activities, games, songs, etc. In addition to listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, students will also develop social skills and learning habits through our program. In addition to exposing students to a fun and inspiring Chinese learning environment, this intensive class aims to build a solid foundation, to provide a higher frequency of language reinforcement, and to lead towards high level proficiency as its ultimate goal.

Sunday: Intensive Prep 1, 9:30am -12:30pm. Class starts on the week of September 17, 2018

$1750 per semester/$3500 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.


Sunday
9:30am – 12:30pm
Prep 2: For students ages 7 to 10
Mon Tue Wed Thu
4:00-5:30 pm

Small-sized classes continue the theme-based curriculum and a dynamic, interactive approach. The curriculum is designed to develop and reinforce language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing as it relates to everyday life situations. By the end of Prep 2, students will be able to read and understand main points in simple texts that contain familiar vocabulary; to exchange information about familiar tasks, topics and activities; to engage into short social interactions and to write simple descriptions and short messages or provide information on familiar topics.

Prep 2A (entry level): Tuesday or Thursday ~ 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 17, 2018

Prep 2B: Monday or Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 17, 2018

Prep 2C: Monday or Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 17, 2018

$875 per semester/$1750 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.


Tuesday: Prep 2A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday: Prep 2A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday: Prep 2B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday: Prep 2B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday: Prep 2C
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday: Prep 2C
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Intensive Literacy Prep 2: For students ages 7 to 10 (Sunday)
9:30am – 12:30pm

For students with fluency or near fluency in conversational Mandarin Chinese, this class will focus on reading and writing skills, while continuing to advance their conversational competence. Immersed in a Chinese language environment, students meet for 3 hours a week. With a dynamic, interactive, student-centered approach, our small-sized classes are guided by a theme-based curriculum where students will learn characters based on the frequency of their use and complexity. In addition to building students’ conversational skills in a variety of age-appropriate topics, this Intensive Literacy class aims to build a solid foundation for literacy and to lead toward high level proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing, and understanding of Chinese culture as its ultimate goals. At the end of Intensive Literacy Prep 2, students will be able to read age-appropriate stories independently and write paragraphs and short stories in Chinese.

Intensive Literacy Prep 2: Sunday, 9:30am – 12:30pm

$1750 per semester/$3500 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.


Sunday
9:30am – 12:30pm

TEENS (10+)

DAY

TIME

Level 1 (entry level)
Tue Wed Thu
4:00pm -5:30 pm

Starting from the very beginning, this course is designed to develop and reinforce language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as it relates to everyday life situations. The objectives are: to master the Chinese phonetic system (pinyin and tones) with satisfactory pronunciation; to understand the construction of commonly used simplified Chinese Characters and learn to write them correctly; to understand and use correctly basic Chinese grammar and sentence structures; to build up essential vocabulary; to read and write level appropriate passages; to become acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials.

Class starts on the week of September 17, 2018

$875 per semester/$1750 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.


Tuesday
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Level 2
Mon
4:00pm-5:30pm

Designed to consolidate the student’s overall aural-oral proficiency, this course focuses gradually on the written aspect of Chinese. The objectives are: to be able to obtain information from extended conversation; to express feelings and opinions on common topics; to present personal experience; to expand vocabulary and learn to decipher meaning of compound words; to develop reading comprehension; to write in relative length personal narratives; to continue being acquainted with aspects of Chinese culture and society related to the course materials.

Class starts the week of September 17, 2018

$875 per semester/$1750 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.


Monday
4:00pm-5:30pm
Level 3
Tue
4:00 - 5:30pm

Designed to further develop proficiency in speaking and writing through readings, this course focuses on improving reading comprehension and writing skills. The objectives are: to further improve oral communicative competence; to acquire vocabulary and patterns necessary for discussion; to increase reading speed of texts with more advanced syntax; to learn to make context-based guess about the meaning of a new word; to write and present more fully developed narratives or reasoned and structured arguments in length.

Class starts on the week of September 17, 2018

$875 per semester/$1750 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.


Tuesday
4:00pm - 5:30pm

STEAM + Mandarin (7-9)

DAY

TIME

STEAM + Mandarin*: For students ages 7 to 9
Thu Fri
4:00 -5:30pm

Offered to enrich and reinforce our language classes, STEAM+ Mandarin provides a fun, experiential learning opportunity on STEAM topics taught in Mandarin for children ages 7-9. With hands-on activities, students would explore STEAM concepts through an interactive approach, build language skills and express ideas about STEAM in Mandarin Chinese. In addition, scientific and artistic inventions and discoveries in China such as papermaking and compass will be integrated in the curriculum. Join this class to have fun with STEAM topics, deepen your child’s understanding of Chinese culture, and reinforce their Mandarin Chinese! All proficiency levels are welcomed!

* STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Class starts on the week of September 17, 2018

$875 per semester/$1750 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.


Thursday
4:00 - 5:30pm
Friday
4:00-5:30pm