Afterschool Downtown

40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

Chinese for Children 2019 Spring Registration is now open! Spring 2019 Classes begin the week of February 4, 2019. We are accepting new students for the spring semester ages 2-17 and for all proficiency levels!

Early bird discount! Sign up before January 7 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. 143

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. If you can please make that change.
• 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!

Mandarin Munchkins

DAY

TIME

Mandarin Munchkins (18 months–2 years)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
9:30-10:15am; 10:30-11:15am; 2:00-2:45pm; 3:00-3:45pm

This immersive Mandarin class is designed for both parents/caregivers and their children. Participants explore childhood themes, learn basic phrases, and gain practical conversational skills through music and movement. Activities foster children’s development of fine motor skills, build self-confidence, and prepare children to participate in group activities and properly interact with others. Our experienced teachers are native Mandarin speakers with extensive training in early childhood education.

A typical Munchkin class:
6 mins: free play with hands-on activities followed by gathering
8 mins: story time in Mandarin Chinese
8 mins: game time
8 mins: music and songs
10 mins: art project
5 mins: Movement time and wrap-up

No prior Mandarin skills are required for this class.
Classes will start the week of February 4, 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30-10:15 am; 10:30-11:15 am
2:00-2:45 pm; 3:00-3:45 pm
1x /wk: $550
2x /wk: $1,000
3x /wk: $1,550
4x /wk: $2,050
5x /wk: $2,550
Plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee

To register please contact us at: [email protected] or (212)-744-8181, ext. 143.


TODDLER (2-3)

DAY

TIME

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

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 February 4, 2019

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

Plus a $50 non-refundable registration fee


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

KIDS (4-10)

DAY

TIME

Prep 1: For students ages 4 to 7
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.

Class starts on the week of February 4, 2019

Prep 1A: Monday, 4:00-5:30 pm

Prep 1B: Wednesday 4:00-5:30 pm

Prep 1C: Tuesday, 4:00-5:30 pm

STEAM 1C: Friday, 4:00-5:30 pm

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


Monday: Prep 1A
4:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday: Prep 1B
4:00-5:30 pm
Tuesday: Prep 1C
4:00-5:30 pm
Friday: STEAM 1C
4:00-5:30 pm
Intensive Literacy 1: For students ages 4 to 7 (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 3, students will be able to read age-appropriate stories independently and write paragraphs and short stories in Chinese.

Class starts on February 10, 2019

Sunday: Intensive Literacy 1, 9:30am -12:30pm

$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 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.

Class starts on the week of February 4, 2019

Prep 2A: Wednesday or Thursday, 4:00-5:30 pm

Prep 2B: Monday, 4:00-5:30 pm

STEAM 2C: Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 pm

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


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

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 3, students will be able to read age-appropriate stories independently and write paragraphs and short stories in Chinese.

Class starts on February 10, 2019

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

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


Sunday
9:30 am-12:30 pm

TEENS (10+)

DAY

TIME

Level 1 (entry level)
Fri
4:00-5:30 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 February 4, 2019

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


Friday
4:00-5:30pm
Level 2
Tue
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 February 4, 2019

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


Tuesday
4:00pm-5:30pm

STEAM + Mandarin (4-10)

DAY

TIME

STEAM + Mandarin*
Wed Fri
4:00 -5:30pm

For students with fluency or near fluency in conversational Mandarin Chinese, 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!

Class starts on the week of February 4, 2019

* STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math

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


Wed: STEAM 2C (Ages 7-10)
4:00-5:30 pm
Fri: STEAM 1C (Ages 4-7)
4:00-5:30 pm