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151 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065
Fall Registration is Now Open!

Chinese for Children 2017 Fall Registration is now open! Fall 2017 Classes at our Upper East Side location at 151 East 65th Street, begin the week of September 11th, 2017. We are accepting new students for the Spring semester ages 2-17 and for all proficiency levels!

Early bird discount! Sign up before August 14th to get the $50 registration fee waived. 5% discount for siblings.

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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. 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.

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 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.

TODDLER (2-3)

DAY

TIME

TODDLER (2-3)
Fri
4:00pm - 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.

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


Friday
4:00pm - 5:30pm

KIDS (4-10)

DAY

TIME

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

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.

Prep 1A (entry level): Thursday ~ 4:00-5:30pm Class starts on the week of September 11th, 2017
Prep1B: Monday or Tuesday ~ 4:00-5:30 pm 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.


Thursday: Prep1A
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday: Prep1B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday: Prep1B
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Prep 2: For students ages 7 to 10
Mon Wed Thu Fri
4:00pm - 5:30pm

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


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

TEENS (10+)

DAY

TIME

Level 1 (Beginner 10-14) (entry level)
Wed Fri
4:00pm - 5:30pm

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 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)
Tue Wed
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.


Tuesday
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Level 3
Mon
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 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