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Welcome to send your child(ren) to New York Chuang Yen Chinese School! I am very excited to be working with your children this year. I am confident that with your support this will be a wonderful year for all of us.
New York Chuang Yen Chinese School is the first Chinese School in New York’s Putnam County. The school offers classes for children and adults at both the beginning and intermediate level..
We offer Chinese language class and culture class.
1. Chinese language class:
Text book is specifically designed for children who are not native Chinese speakers. It emphasizes listening skills, speaking skills, character recognition and sentence expressions. Developed by Yes!Chinese, The text book is a complete Chinese language learning curriculum for young students. The curriculum adheres to both the California World Language Standard (CWLS) and the Hanban Youth Learner Chinese Test (YCT) standard.
It offers Chinese language learning experiences for both classroom and home environments. Books use simple lessons, songs, crafts and games to make learning Chinese fun. Each level A or B, includes one textbook and two homework books (red and blue). Each book textbook has six lessons. Book volume 1 (1A and 1B) and volume 2 (includes 2A and 2B) are starter level and the first stages of the program.
Text Book: Chinese Starter (Volume 1-2)
This entry level is made up of two Volumes in 4 sets of textbooks. They are start lessons with simple dialogues, easy approach, and many repeats. The comprehensive online lessons help young students to quickly build up long lasting interest in learning Chinese.
Understand Chinese Phonetics (Pinyin) and how to type Chinese on a computer
Make personal introductions (saying one’s name and discussing one’s family, hobbies, and abilities).
Understand expressions for numbers, speeds, distances, modes of transportation, holidays, and other activities.
Learn how to make suggestions, express opinions and give reasons.
2. The Chinese Culture Class
1) The Chinese culture has been deeply influenced by Confucius, a great Chinese teacher and educator. His influence extends throughout the world even today. Confucius believed that moral principles, virtues and discipline should be the very first lessons taught to a child, and that children need to practice them daily.
Di Zi Gui 《弟子規》is the ultimate guide to a happy life. For thousand of years, this book contained the recommended standards for students. Even though they seem stringent by today’s standards, it is apparent that the people of that time felt it was important that the child should be well-disciplined and taught moral principles and virtues when still very young. They felt that without strict discipline and moral standards, a child would amount to nothing. Not knowing what it meant to be dutiful to parents and respectful to teachers, a child would grow up not listening to or respecting anyone.
In introducing this book, we hope it will serve as reference material and provide guidance for parents and children. Thus, future generations will benefit from it and society and our world will be at peace.
2) Extracurricular Activities:. It runs 30 to 45 minutes each week. Every semester we offer different classes, including traditional Chinese brush writing, arts and other interesting extra-curriculum topics that allows the students to experience the Chinese cultures. For what cultures classes we offer now, please refer to our semester schedules.
Principal Ms. Lu Liu