CSL-101 Online Chinese Class (Saturday 11am EST)



Course Description
  • The primary goal of this class is to help total beginners, particularly children from a non-Chinese background, build a solid foundation for learning Chinese as a foreign language.
  • The class is designed to emphasize the development of communication skills in listening and speaking. Recognizing characters and writing characters are also the focus of this class.
  • The class employs the Communicative Approach, and also takes into account the unique characteristics of the children when they engage in language learning at an early age.
Grade This course is appropriate for 4+ years old students.

This class has a maximum of 8 students.

Textbook / Material
  • Easy Steps to Chinese for Kids
Class Time This is an online Zoom class

Every Saturday from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. EST (5-minute-break)
9/11 – 12/18

14 Sessions in Total, no class in the week of 11/22 due to Thanksgiving Break

Course Objectives

 Course Design

  • Language skills in listening and speaking are the emphasis of this series, and the language materials are carefully selected and relevant to children of this age group.
  • Character writing is introduced in a step-by-step fashion, starting with strokes, radicals and simple characters.
  • Motor skills will be developed through all kinds of fun and interesting activities, including drawing lines and pictures, coloring, tracing characters and making handicraft, etc.
  • Cognitive ability is a very important aspect of early schooling. By understanding the world around them through shapes, colors, directions, etc., children may find Chinese language learning more exciting, fun and relevant.
  • Logical thinking and imaginative skills are nurtured through a variety of activities and practice, which create space for children to develop these skills as early as possible.
  • A variety of activities, such songs, games, handworks, etc., are carefully designed to motivate the children to learn.
  • The pace for developing language knowledge and skills takes a gradual approach, which makes it easy for children to build a solid foundation for learning Chinese.