Downtown Location

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

Chinese for Children 2017 Fall Registration is extended to September 18! Fall 2017 Classes begin the week of September 11th, 2017. We are accepting new students for the fall semester ages 2-17 and for all proficiency levels!

Check-out our Kids Program Blog, click here!

The Chinese for Children & Youth Afterschool Classes follow the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL, www.actfl.org) Standards and Proficiency Guidelines, offering 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 and materials are included (note: textbooks are not included in the price).

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.

Click here to learn more about our toddlers program!

Please note:
•Course materials 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.

Mandarin Munchkins

DAY

TIME

Mandarin Munchkins (18 months–2.5 years)
Tue Fri
10:00- 11:00am

Mandarin, Music and Movements! Come to learn Chinese language and enjoy a bonding time with your kid(s)! Your little ones are at a critical age to expand their exposure to languages, senses, mind and body coordination, social interactions, and more. Designed for both parents (caregivers) and children, this immersive Mandarin class is full of fun, engagement, and interactions. Our experienced teachers are native mandarin speakers with extensive training in early childhood education. No prior Mandarin knowledge is required for this class.

Classes start the week of September 11th, 2017. We accept rolling admission to this program

Season Pass (for 15 sessions):
Once a week $600 per semester/ $1200 per year
Twice a week $1000 per semester/ $2000 per year
Plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee

Walk-in pass: $50
Tues & or Fri (you can choose either one of them or both)

To register, please contact us at [email protected] or 212-744-8181 ext. 110.


Tuesday
10:00- 11:00am
Friday
10:00- 11:00am
Tues & Fri
10:00- 11:00am

TODDLER (2-3)

DAY

TIME

TODDLER (2-3)
Mon 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 11th, 2017
Once a week $850 per semester/ $1700 per year
Twice a week $1700 per semester/ $3400 per year
Plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee

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

To register, please contact us at [email protected] or 212-744-8181 ext. 110.


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

KIDS (4-10)

DAY

TIME

Prep 1: For kids ages 4 to 6
Mon Tue Wed 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 Tuesday or Wednesday ~ 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 11th, 2017

Prep 1B: Tuesday ~4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 11th, 2017

Prep 1C: Friday ~ 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 11th, 2017

$850 per semester/$1700 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

To register, please contact us at [email protected] or 212-744-8181 ext. 110.


Monday: Prep 1A
4:00-5:30 pm
Tuesday: Prep 1A
4:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday: Prep 1A
4:00-5:30 pm
Tuesday: Prep 1B
4:00-5:30 pm
Friday: Prep 1C
4:00-5:30pm
Prep 2: For students ages 7 to 10
Mon Tue Wed Fri
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): Monday or Wednesday or Friday ~ 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 11th, 2017

Prep 2B: Tuesday ~ 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 11th, 2017

Prep 2C: Monday or Friday ~ 4:00-5:30 pm. Class starts on the week of September 11th, 2017

$850 per semester/$1700 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

To register, please contact us at [email protected] or 212-744-8181 ext. 110.


Monday: Prep 2A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday: Prep 2A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday: Prep 2A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday: Prep 2B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday: Prep 2C
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday: Prep 2C
4:00pm - 5:30pm

TEENS (10+)

DAY

TIME

Level1(entry level)
Wed Fri
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 11th, 2017

$850 per semester/$1700 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee. To register, please contact us at [email protected] or 212-744-8181 ext. 110.


Wednesday
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Level 2 (Advance 10-14)
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 11th, 2017

$850 per semester/$1700 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee. To register, please contact us at [email protected] or 212-744-8181 ext. 110.


Monday
4:00pm-5:30pm
Level 3
Tue
4:00pm - 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 11th, 2017

$850 per semester/$1700 per year, plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

To register, please contact us at [email protected] or 212-744-8181 ext. 110.


Tuesday
4:00pm - 5:30pm

STUDY HALL

DAY

TIME

Study Hall
Thu
3:00 -5:30pm

Supervised by our Chinese native speaking counselors on site, students will get help with their Chinese lessons and homework, explore our Chinese books collection and engage in conversations with our counselors and other students of Chinese language.

Students are welcomed to arrive or leave at any time between 3 and 5:30pm

Semester Pass: $150
FREE for China Institute students

Classes start the week of September 11th, 2017

To register, please contact us at [email protected] or 212-744-8181 ext. 110.


Thursday
3:00 - 5:30pm