Classes

Laurel Project learning occurs in a creative and participatory setting, using music, dance, drawing, creative movement, games, role play, physical prop and story telling. The children will be immersed in an interactive Mandarin-speaking environment.

Preschoolers (3 to 5 years old)
This class is open to all students with various language abilities. Children learn counting, colors, parts of the body and other early childhood themes. Basic phrase and conversational skills will be taught, and Chinese characters will be introduced. No prior exposure to Mandarin is required for this class.

Young Learners (5 to 7 years old)

The activities are similar to Preschoolers, but will be conducted with a greater emphasis on improving the children’s expressive skills in Mandarin. Children learn basic words and phrases, forming a foundation for later learning.  The spoken language is emphasized and simple writing is taught.

Intermediate Learners (7 to 10 years old)

This class will be slowly transforming to an immersion approach and eventually ONLY Mandarin will be used in this class. Class will be separated into the intensive language class (45 – 60 min) and the movement experience class (45 – 60 min).

During the language class, the teacher will engage the children in simple conversations based on the theme topics. The teacher will regularly introduce Chinese character recognition for each class and every class the children will practice their writing as well.  There may also be some take-home materials for the children to practice at home.

During the movement class, the students will be learning Chinese dance, drama and creative movement in a immersion environment, where Mandarin is spoken 90% of the time.

Advanced Learners (10 to 14 years old)

This class uses an immersion approach and Mandarin will be used 90% in class  and eventually ONLY Mandarin will be used in this class. Class will be separated into the intensive language class (45 – 60 min) and the movement experience class (45 – 60 min).

Students will learn subjects relevant to their everyday lives, which will make learning engaging and exciting. Instead of memorizing individual characters, students will learn meaningful sentence structures, teaching them how to communicate in Chinese. Creative role-playing and acting will be used as a springboard for students to use their language skills. There may also be some take-home materials for the children to practice at home.

During the movement class, the students will be learning Chinese dance, drama and creative movement in a immersion environment, where Mandarin is spoken 90% of the time.

These classes will empower students with knowledge and confidence to explore Chinese language and culture, and give them a lifelong appreciation for the language.

* Ages indicated on the schedule are for guidance only.   Placements are based on ability and skill level.

* There is a minimum of 4 students per class.  Laurel Project reserves the right to cancel any class listed in our class schedule if enrollment is inadequate.

Private Tutoring

Tutoring through the LAUREL PROJECT offers a flexible and individualized alternative to regular language classes.

Offsite Children’s Classes

LAUREL PROJECT offers after-school classes for various age groups in private schools throughout the city, some of which are open to the public.

If you are interested in starting a program at your school, please contact LAUREL PROJECT.

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