Chinese Language & Culture

 

Journey Through Ancient China

Xian Yun CA’s Chinese Language programs enhance structured language learning with a plethora of creative and practical activities. In addition, our immersion environment allows students to gain Chinese language skills and cultural knowledge in a natural way. As our language camps are half-day sessions, students are encouraged to enroll in an additional half-day camp. Options include dance, drawing,  textile arts, leadership, and academic enrichment.

 

Children's Chinese Camp

(Session II and III only)

Age 5-6

9:00-3:30pm, Monday-Friday

$980 per session

Program Description

This introductory Chinese program is designed for the younger student and focuses on spoken Chinese. Through games, mock conversations, songs, and theatrical performances, students will develop basic speaking and listening comprehension skills. The program aims to foster a comfortable learning environment and a love of the Chinese language by introducing vocabulary through popular topics and media as well as hands-on activities.

Program Objectives

The program aims to foster a comfortable learning environment and a love of the Chinese language by introducing vocabulary through popular topics and media as well as hands-on activities.

Youth Beginning Chinese Camp

(Sessions II and III only)

Age 6-8

9:00-12:00 pm for Session II, 12:30-3:30pm for Session III,  Monday-Friday

$500 per session

Program Description

Designed for beginning Chinese learners, this program aims to help students begin speaking Mandarin Chinese in a short period of time. The class will start with an emphasis on speaking skills before moving on to reading and handwriting. In the classroom, students will build their vocabulary and become comfortable with speaking Chinese by engaging in mock conversations and roleplaying relevant to everyday situations.

Program Objectives

The program aims to help students begin speaking Mandarin Chinese in a short period of time, while also introducing the basics of reading and writing Chinese characters.

Chinese Writing Camp

(Sessions I and II only)

Age 7+

12:30-3:30pm,  Monday-Friday

$500 per session

Program Description

This program is for students age 7+ with previous experience in speaking, reading, and writing Chinese, including students in grades 2+ currently enrolled in a Chinese immersion school program. Students will expand their vocabulary through reading and analyzing short works of prose. They will be introduced to the basics of essay composition through in-class writing exercises. Students will develop their ability to think in Chinese and express their thoughts through the written language, while developing a love for creative and composition writing.

Program Objectives

Students will develop their ability to think in Chinese and express their thoughts through the written language, while developing a love for creative and composition writing.

Chinese Conversation & Performance Camp

(Sessions I and III only)
Age 9+
9:00-12:00pm, Monday-Friday
$500 per session

Program Description

This program is for students age 9+ with previous experience in speaking, reading, and writing Chinese, including students in grades 4+ currently enrolled in a Chinese immersion school program. Students will take their spoken Chinese to the next level through mock conversation, storytelling, public speaking, literary recitation, and theatrical performance. Elements of traditional Chinese culture will be introduced through these exercises. Students will be able to speak Mandarin Chinese confidently with significant improvements in tone and pronunciation.

Program Objectives

Students will be able to speak Mandarin Chinese confidently with significant improvements in tone and pronunciation.

CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Session I Session II Session III Full Day (cost/session of 3 weeks) Half Day (cost/session) Other options for ½ day camps
6/5 -6/23 6/26-7/14 7/17-8/4 9:00am- 3:30pm Morning 9am-noon;Afternoon 12:30-3:30pm
Children’s Chinese Boys/Girls 5-6 X $980 X
Youth Beginning Chinese Boys/Girls 6-8 X X Morning (Session II)Afternoon(Session III)$500 -Children’s Dance Camp
-Children’s Art Camp
Chinese Writing Boys/Girls 7+ X X Afternoon$500 - Children’s Dance Camp
- Children’s Art Camp
Chinese Conversation & Performance Boys/Girls 9+ X X Morning$500 - Youth Dance Intensive
- Boys Dance Camp
- Textile Arts & Design
- Chinese Writing Camp
* Programs are subject to cancellation if enrollment is below five (5) students.

 

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

MON TUES WED THUR FRI
4:00-6:00pm Guitar / Music Singing Fine Arts Theater / Music / Performing Art Sewing / Crafts
May choose Library supervision only for $10 per day.
 $420 per 3-week session

 

PRESCHOOLER PROGRAM

MON TUES WED THUR FRI
4:00-5:00pm Preschooler Dance Preschooler Dance Preschooler Dance Preschooler Dance Preschooler Dance
$225 per 3-week session

 

Additional Information & Fees

  • Weekly field trips to nearby parks for BBQ/Picnic (meals and transportation included)
  • Free early drop off after 8:30am.
  • Extended afterschool education programs from 4:00-6:00pm
  • Extended before school activities from 7:30-8:30am $6 per day.
  • Lunch $6 per day (Monday to Thursday).
  • Nutritious lunch buffet $6 per day (Monday to Thursday)
  • New student registration fee $50.
  • Performing arts and visual arts camp tuition includes $30 fee for costume rental or art supplies.
  • Students in Textile Art & Design Camp must bring own fabric.
  • 10% early bird discount if registered before 3/20/2017 (with 20% deposit paid). Deposit will not be refundable in case of student withdrawal.

 

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