CLASSES FOR KIDS AGE 8 & UP

This series of classes provides continuing exposure to Chinese culture and language from the upper elementary through the middle school years. These classses also help to connect the Chinese experience to the diversity of modern American culture.

Shuo, Xie, Ni Hao

Language classes are split into two tracks: Mandarin Immersion and Chinese Literacy (CLOK)

Mandarin Immersion

This class is designed for children who are interested in improving their skills in spoken Mandarin, but not in learning to read and write the language. Students are expected to make a commitment to do their best in class on Sundays, but they do not receive written homework assignments. Students who have taken Mandarin Immersion in the past may re-enroll as the content changes from year to year.
 

Children who are ages 8 and up and who are NEW to Cricket should take Chinese Literacy for Older Kids I (CLOK I).
 

Chinese Literacy

The Chinese Literacy classes offer instruction in written and spoken Mandarin for committed students ages 8 and up. We use the "Ni Hao" textbook series to introduce students to the writing system and the "Tai Hao Le" software package for midweek oral language practice at home. Weekly written homework is assigned in all the CLOK classes.
 
 

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MANDARIN IMMERSION

Mandarin Immersion for Older Kids II

Times: 4:00-5:15pm
For: Eight Years Old and Up
Fall Course Fee: $175.00
Spring Course Fee: $195.00

These classes feature an environment where students can practice speaking and listening to Mandarin while engaging in various fun activities. No written homework. Students who have taken Mandarin Immersion in the past may sign up for it again as the content rotates from year to year specifically to accommodate students who re-enroll for multiple sessions.

 

Chinese Literacy for Older Kids

Times: 4:00-5:15pm
For: Eight Years Old and Up
Fall Course Fee: $175.00
Spring Course Fee: $195.00

Continuing instruction in written and spoken Mandarin. Students will use the "Zhong Wen" textbook and workbook, along with homework assignment.

Additional (approximate) materials fee of ~$10 for textbook and workbook. Exact cost of books will be confirmed on the first day of class.

 

Note: Cricket reserves the right to adjust or cancel classes if registration is less than three students in a class.