Afterschool UES

151 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

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!

TODDLER (2-3)

DAY

TIME

TODDLER (2-3): For students ages 2 to 3
Fri Sat
4:00-5:30 pm, 9:30-11:00 am

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.

Class starts the week of February 4, 2019

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


Friday
4:00-5:30 pm
Saturday
9:30-11:00 am

KIDS (4-10)

DAY

TIME

Prep 1: For students ages 4 to 6
Mon Sat
4:00-5:30pm, 9:30-11:00am

Prep 1: For kids ages 4 to 6, 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 the week of February 4, 2019

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

Prep 1: Saturday, 9:30-11:00 am

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


Monday: Prep 1C
4:00-5:30 pm
Saturday: Prep 1
9:30-11:00 am
Prep 2: For students ages 7 to 10
Thu
4:00-5:30pm, 9:30-11:00am

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 the week of February 4, 2019

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

Prep 2: Saturday, 9:30-11:00 am

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


Thursday: Prep 2B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Saturday: Prep 2
9:30-11:00 am
Intensive Literacy 1: For kids ages 4 to 7
Sat
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 the week of February 4, 2019

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

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


Saturday
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Intensive Literacy 2: For kids ages 7 to 10
Sat
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 the week of February 4, 2019

Intensive Literacy 2: Saturday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

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


Saturday
9:30 am-12:30 pm

TEENS (10+)

DAY

TIME

Level 1
Sat
9:30-11:00 am

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 the week of February 4, 2019

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


Saturday
9:30-11:00 am
Level 2
Sat
9:30-11:00 am

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.


Saturday
9:30-11:00 am
Level 3
Thu Sat
4:00-5:30 pm, 9:30-11:00 am

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 the week of February 4, 2019

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


Thursday
4:00-5:30 pm
Saturday
9:30-11:00 am