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Summer Mandarin for Young Learners

Learn and practice Mandarin in our weekly 90 minute course with Sophie Laoshe

  • Started Jun 8
  • 400 US dollars
  • Lincoln Avenue

About the Class

Join us for a series of engaging classes for kids 6-11 years old, designed for beginners (those with less than 3 years of Mandarin study) to practice in a supportive and interactive environment. Our classes run for 90 minutes with a break and are held weekly, providing ample time for learning and SPEAKING practice/tone drills. At the heart of our class is the objective to help Mandarin students progress and gain confidence in their communication skills. We prioritize speaking practice and emphasize the correct pronunciation and tone, essential elements for effective communication. This 10 week course is focused on speaking, pronunciation and human communication - we will not be introducing Simplified Chinese reading/writing (we use Pinyin as needed). Our curriculum is thoughtfully crafted by Sophie Liang. Sophie successfully teaches in our Mandarin afterschool program - and the students made significant progress this year. She creates an interactive textbook that parents will be able to access to reinforce lessons at home. In our interactive sessions, students will focus on: Learning short phrases and pronouncing them accurately Practicing everyday language and constructing simple sentences Expanding vocabulary and language proficiency To ensure personalized attention and effective learning, we limit our class size to 8 students. In the event of an absence, we offer a credit for another VKC class as a one-time benefit. If there are not enough registrations, we will cancel the course. The 9 class course is taught over 10 weeks (no class 7/6) - tuition is $400. Members, please contact us for discounted tuition. Mandarin Class Series: Course Outline Week 1: Introduction: Overview of Mandarin basics Greetings and introductions Week 2: Everyday Phrases for Daily Interaction Vocabulary expansion: numbers, colors, and simple objects Week 3: Asking Questions Question words and sentence structure Conversational drills and partner activities Week 4: Expressing Preferences: Vocabulary for expressing likes, dislikes, and preferences Week 5: Directions and Locations Week 6: Daily Routines: Describing daily activities and routines Week 7: Family and Relationships Week 8: Shopping and Ordering Week 9: Cultural Insights and Ice Cream Social

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

For classes and evening events: To cancel or reschedule, please contact us 72 hours in advance. Please note any refund will be less the payment processor fee of 3%. For Camps and Special Events: Camps are non-refundable.

Contact Details

  • The Village Kids’ Club, Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, CA, USA

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