Mandarin Classes 中文班
Mandarin classes are designed for students who speak Mandarin at home. We offer classes from Pre-Kindergarten to 11th grade. All classes in this track emphasize the development of reading and writing skills in addition to oral proficiency. We teach Traditional Chinese, use Zhuyin(注音) from PreK to 3rd grade, and use Pinyin (拼音) from 4th grade and after. The textbooks we adopt for this track is MeiZhou Chinese.
Chinese as a Foreign Language Classes (CFL) 中文外語班
The CFL track is designed for students who have minimal access to Mandarin at home. We currently offer 5 classes, CFL Pre-K (age 4) to CFL 4 (age 8). More class levels will be added to this track year by year. The CFL curriculum focuses on developing conversational skills at lower-level classes. As the level goes up, the learning of reading and writing will become a more important component in the curriculum.
CFL課程是為沒有中文語言背景的學生所設計，本校目前有四個CFL班，從CFL Pre-K （四歲）到CFL 4（八歲）。預計未來幾年會陸續開設更多CFL班。CFL低年級課程著重於會話能力的培養，隨著年級升高，讀寫能力的訓練會逐漸增加比重。