Learning Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world, and one of the most sought after languages by employers in the current economy.
It’s never too soon to start! Research shows that language acquisition comes naturally to babies and young children, and that a critical period for acquiring language exists from the age of 0 to 7 years old. Moreover, children who have a second language in elementary school are far more likely to become fluent than those who begin learning a second language in high school.
Join us at Karis Academy for Chinese classes with experienced teachers who make learning fun by motivating kids to learn through games, music, and art! Please contact us for the current course schedules.
Children’s Chinese Courses
Kinder Chinese Ages 3-5 years
This class is designed for both native English and native Chinese speakers to learn preschool skills and Chinese language together! Our experienced teachers use child-centered learning methods that are appropriate for the developmental stages of children in this age range, including music, art, and role-playing all in Chinese! Moreover, students learn independence with hands-on learning materials, while the teacher provides instruction using a combination of one-on-one and whole group activities.
Kinder Chinese Ages 4-6 years
This class that uses music, art, and role-playing to introduce Chinese phrases and vocabulary. Children will be taught to recognize and write basic Chinese characters. Beginners will focus on speaking and listening skills while more advanced students will learn more complex vocabulary and conversation skills.
Chinese 1 (Beginner) Ages 6-10 years
This class is designed for children who have had little or no previous exposure to Chinese language. The emphasis of this class will be on learning beginning vocabulary, speaking and listening to basic phrases in Chinese, and pronouncing the phonetic sounds (pinyin) that make up Chinese words. Students will be taught to recognize and write commonly used Chinese characters.
Chinese 2 (Intermediate) Ages 7-12 years
This class is designed for children who have studied Chinese for over one year. The emphasis of this class will be on increasing spoken and written vocabulary, asking and answering conversational phrases and sentences in Chinese, and writing sentences.
Chinese 3 (Adv. Intermediate) Ages 7-12 years
This class is designed for children who have studied Chinese for over two years. The emphasis of this class will be on more advanced spoken and written vocabulary, asking and answering conversational phrases using different sentence structures in Chinese, and reading and writing.
Chinese 4-6 (Advanced) Ages 9-14 years
These classes are designed for students who have studied Chinese for over three years or more. The emphasis of these higher level classes will be on more advanced speaking and writing with a deeper understanding of grammar, asking and answering conversational phrases using different sentence structures in Chinese, and reading and writing without relying on pinyin.
Private Tutoring is offered for all levels of Chinese learners. Please contact us for more information.
Adult Chinese Tutoring
Mandarin Chinese for Adults – Beginning Level
Tutoring offered for adult learners who have little or no prior knowledge of Chinese. Students will learn basic Chinese for speaking and listening in common communicative situations. We will also introduce reading and writing of basic Chinese characters, including the Pinyin phonetic system.
Business Chinese – Intermediate Level
Tutoring offered for adult learners who have mastered elementary level Chinese and are able to converse in everyday situations. Students will be taught advanced vocabulary, syntax and grammar that are encountered in business situations. Students will learn how to effectively communicate when doing business in China.