Testimonials

2019 Summer Program

Ian’s parent

“My son, Ian Pfeiffer, attended the Mandarin camp for three weeks this summer. I want to thank you for his excellent experience. Ian has described his time at the camp as “valuable,” which is high praise from him! He has gained more confidence in his speaking ability and knowledge base. He also speaks highly of those in charge, noting their kindness and the positive environment they have created.”       —Andrea Schaefer

Jack’s father

Jack’s Mandarin has improved markedly each of last two summers after he joined CI summer programs at CI. He is much more conversational.  –Douglas Eisert

Liam’s parent

Great Camp! Love the immersion and fun activities. Wish summer camp program went through to the end of August. Would love the extra two weeks of additional immersion.

Ethan Lum

老师,谢谢您!我学到了很多!–林正桀


2018 Summer Program

Willow’s parent, 2018

“We are very pleased with the program overall, from the meticulously planned curriculum to the diversity of the activities (the musical performances were wonderful!). Our daughter loves the class and now has a new found passion for learning Chinese. To us, that’s one of the best outcomes of a summer immersive camp. Keep us the excellent work!”– Bill Tan

Andrew (student, 12 year old), 2018

“I am very sad to be saying goodbye to this Chinese camp, because I loved all of my teachers, and most of my peers. Also, my only complaint is that my family and I have to live in NYC for 2 weeks, but we still had fun. 再见!!:)”  — 安哲

Jack’s guardian, 2018

“能开阔小孩们的视野,培养兴趣,丰富孩子们的学习生活,寓教于乐,劳逸结合,挺好的。”– Tiffany

Nathaniel’s grandparent, 2018

“很明显地感觉到Kay 是一位有经验,具有亲和力,更非常愿意与家长沟通的好老师。非常荣幸我们的Nathaniel 第一次接触中华文化语文就有这位老师启发他。谢谢 Kay!”


2019 Summer Program

One parent, 2017

The camp was great. Kept my kids engaged and cultivated their interest in learning the Chinese language and culture.

Alexis’s parent, 2017

Camp is really good! You are able to present the material in a fun, engaging manner which encourages and inspire Alexis to want to learn more Chinese. Alexis is willing to speak Chinese at home. You have a good selection of fun activities. She is always happy and excited to go to class.

Alice’s parent, 2017

The teachers are dedicated and truly excited to teach, and that makes the difference between quality camp and “the others.”


“The camp was great. Kept my kids engaged and cultivated their interest in learning the Chinese language and culture.” – parent, Summer Camp 2017

“Camp is really good! You are able to present the material in a fun, engaging manner which encourages and inspire Alexis to want to learn more Chinese. Alexis is willing to speak Chinese at home. You have a good selection of fun activities. She is always happy and excited to go to class.” – Alexis’s parent, Summer Camp 2017

“The teachers are dedicated and truly excited to teach, and that makes the difference between quality camp and “the others.” – Alice’s parent, Summer Camp 2017

“While English is our native tongue, my two children had previously studied Chinese through other programs. But it wasn’t until they joined China Institute’s ongoing after school program that they became more skilled and serious in their studies. Their comprehension, writing, and speaking skills have improved dramatically in just a few months. What’s more, the modern facilities and regular exposure to Chinese culture are a huge plus. We are lucky to have this resource in New York!”

— Parent’s Name: Prep 2A Parent

“I have 2 kids in the children’s program learning Mandarin. Thanks to China Institute, they both have moved to advanced classes. They love to speak, write and learn Chinese. We as a family, who is not of Chinese origin, have been exposed to the culture, food and language. The teachers are wonderful, knowledgeable and inspirational for the kids.”

— Parent’s Name: Ozlem Koldemir

“My kids have attended this program for the last 4 summers. They have been more enthused than any other year and are excited to come home to share their new words and projects. This is the best language experience they have had”.

— Parent/ Caregiver’s Name: Dore Toung — Children’s names: Sophia & Andrew

“My son has been tutored via the China Institute for the past 2 years. The Institute has worked with his very complicated schedule and tirelessly been able to work with his availability. The caliber of tutor is remarkable! They have been kind, professional and excellent teachers. My son’s fluency has greatly improved over the past 2 years. I highly recommend the China Institute!”

— Parent/ Caregiver’s Name: Patricia McGuinness

“Miss Kay is Wonderful! We love Caroline’s portfolios. She’s learning a lot and having fun at the same time.”

— Parent/ Caregiver’s Name: Claire Baquiran

“We knew that Freya absolutely loves camp, but this portfolio is a terrific document of just how great the camp has been for her and why she enjoys it so much.”

— Parent/ Caregiver’s Name: Dan and Julia Beale

“Hank loved his Chinese class. Thank you for the wonderful portfolio – – we loved the pictures.”

— Parent/ Caregiver’s Name: Jacquelyn Wang