CSL

 CSL (Chinese as a Second Language) 中文第二外語班 

In addition to the traditional Chinese curriculum program for PreK to 11th grade, NPMS also offers a second track of program, CSL, for the middle school aged children who have little or no Chinese language background.  Currently there are three levels of CSL at NPMS.  Teaching and learning in CSL program bypass Zhu Yin (注音) and go straight to Han Yu Pin Yin (漢語拼音).  The students will learn Chinese characters directly and use computer to type.  The teaching will mainly focus on exploiting various strategy to help students grasp the basic Chinese language concept and help them build up a foundation for transitioning into the Chinese curriculum once they enter the high school.