Pre-K Classes  Ages 2-5

Current Schedule

Advanced Plus Mondays 4:15 - 5:00pm August 7 - October 9
Beginner 1 Tuesdays 10:00 - 10:45am August 8 - October 10
Beginner 2 Thursdays 10:00 - 10:45am August 10 - October 12
Beginner 4 Wednesdays 10:00 - 10:45am August 9 - October 11
Intermediate 4 Mondays 10:00 - 10:45am August 7 - October 9
$14 per student
/ 45min

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Course Descriptions

Advanced Plus

Mondays 4:15 - 5:00pm

Summer Beginner

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 with little or no prior experience with Mandarin Chinese. Over the course of this game-based immersion program, students will learn to:

  • Greet and interact with teachers and peers in an appropriate manner
  • Identify numbers, colors, animals, foods and family members
  • Follow simple narratives in the form of short picture books
  • Request items in an appropriate manner
  • Follow a range of classroom instructions, such as “please sit,” “please stand,” “please listen,” “please say it with me,” and more

Summer Beginner Plus

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 with beginner-level experience with Mandarin Chinese.

Summer Intermediate

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Beginner 4 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese.

Summer Advanced

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Intermediate 4 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese.

Beginner 1

Tuesdays 10:00 - 10:45am

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 with little or no prior experience with Mandarin Chinese. Over the course of this game-based immersion program, students will learn to:

  • Greet and interact with teachers and peers in an appropriate manner
  • Identify numbers, colors, animals, foods and family members
  • Follow simple narratives in the form of short picture books
  • Request items in an appropriate manner
  • Follow a range of classroom instructions, such as “please sit,” “please stand,” “please listen,” “please say it with me,” and more

Beginner 2

Thursdays 10:00 - 10:45am

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Beginner 1 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese. After completing this course, students will be prepared to advance to Beginner 3. Over the course of this game-based immersion program, students will learn to:

  • Begin describing topics such as weather and emotion
  • Formulate more complex sentences
  • Respond to more complex instructions

Beginner 3

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Beginner 2 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese. After completing this term, students will be prepared to advance to Beginner 4. In Beginner 3, students will learn to:

  • Begin forming a self-introduction, including name and age
  • Express likes, dislikes and preferences
  • Recognize a range of activities in Chinese, such as eating, sleeping, waking up, brushing one’s teeth, drawing, playing, reading, and more
  • Recognize a small set of Chinese characters, including numbers 1-10

Beginner 4

Wednesdays 10:00 - 10:45am

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Beginner 3 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese. After completing this term, students will be prepared to advance to Intermediate 1. In Beginner 4, students will learn to:

  • Perform a short self-introduction, including name, age, likes and family members
  • Recognize basic Chinese prepositions of place (in front of, behind, on top of, underneath, to the side of, inside, etc.)
  • Identify different types of weather and emotional states

Intermediate 1

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Beginner 4 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese. After completing this term, students will be prepared to advance to Intermediate 2. In Intermediate 1, students will learn to:

  • Perform a detailed self-introduction
  • Converse in short exchanges about topics such as family, preferences, etc.

Intermediate 2

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Intermediate 1 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese. After completing this term, students will be prepared to advance to Intermediate 3. In Intermediate 2, students will learn to:

  • Ask and answer basic questions such as: What is your name? How old are you? How many people are in your family? What do you like to do? How is the weather? etc.

Intermediate 3

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Intermediate 2 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese. After completing this term, students will be prepared to advance to Intermediate 4.

Intermediate 4

Mondays 10:00 - 10:45am

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Intermediate 3 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese. After completing this term, students will be prepared to advance to Advanced 1.

Advanced 1

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Intermediate 4 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese. After completing this term, students will be prepared to advance to Advanced 2. In Advanced 1, students will:

  • Further develop conversational abilities, including asking and answering how and why questions
  • Learn to recognize and write a small set of characters

Advanced 2

Not offered this term

Advanced 4

Not offered this term

This course is for toddlers and children ages 2-5 who have completed Advanced 2 or have reached an equivalent proficiency level in Mandarin Chinese. After completing this term, students will be prepared to advance to Advanced 4. In Advanced 3, students will:

  • Further develop conversational abilities, including asking and answering how and why questions
  • Perform everyday tasks in Chinese