|Supplemental K-12 Program for Individuals|
|We're a WASC-accredited school. And, we're now UC-approved provider of online a-g courses!|
|Already taking Chinese classes but need to practice your speaking and listening skills? Or perhaps you could use some extra help or AP tutoring? Our supplemental online sessions may be the solution for you. Classes are great for learning the Chinese language and culture, but we can help you bridge the gap between knowledge and fluency.|
|HOW DOES IT WORK?|
|We connect you to our certified teachers using the WebEx Virtual Classroom system. All you need is access to a computer, internet, and optional headset. Sessions are scheduled based on your availability. Our teachers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We work with students of all levels, including Chinese I, Chinese II, Chinese III, and Chinese IV. We can also help students with test prep for AP Chinese, SAT Chinese, and more.
While all sessions are customized to your individual needs, they are also strictly aligned with the learning outcomes defined by ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Evaluations and tests will also be given on a regular basis.
|WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?|
|The main goal of the supplementary program is to help you practice what you are learning in your Chinese class at school, thus helping you improve your listening and speaking skills. To do this, we collaborate with your school’s Mandarin teacher to design lessons in conjunction with your progress in class. We will even use your school's chosen textbook for reference. We incorporate a variety of activities and formats into our sessions to inspire you to actively communicate with our teachers in Chinese.
For AP Chinese students, we can provide specific AP tutoring, simulate the AP test environment, and even exchange individual emails to improve your writing skills as well. This is all at no additional cost.
|WHY PRACTICE WITH OUR TEACHERS?|
|It is a common misunderstanding that anyone can teach Chinese as long as he/she can speak Chinese. However, real-time practice lessons require the teacher to capture the student's level of fluency quickly in order to guide the student to use his/her newly learned language points, and to expand the conversation skillfully to make it more than a casual chat.
All of our instructors hold TCSL (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) credentials and graduated from top Chinese universities. Many of our teachers have in-class teaching experience outside of China, including in the U.S. They specialize in making their sessions intensive, yet fun, to ensure students enjoy their learning experience. One thing they all have in common is that they are all highly experienced in teaching Chinese in a virtual classroom or in a face-to-face setting.
|HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?|
|Prices are based on frequency of classes. We have three general options:|
| √ $185 for 10 sessions per month (or $18.50/hour)
√ $299 for 20 sessions per month (or $14.95/hour)
√ $399 for 50 sessions per month (as little as $7.98/hour)
|If these options do not fit your needs, we would be happy to put together a custom package for you.|