Dear Parent/Guardian:

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for letting your child join in our Chinese class. 
This class is focused on learning to speak Chinese with accurate pronunciation.  Students will learn to speak by using very simple nursery rhymes, songs, simple daily greeting phrases and sentence patterns. The basic four tones and the Chinese alphabet (pinyin) are introduced to promote Chinese character reorganization. 

Multimedia tools will also be implemented in the Chinese classes. The exclusive learning Chinese materials are specially designed for P.S. 101 Chinese class.

 To keep you up to date with our class, we will post the curriculum and lesson plans along with the content being taught of each class on our Chinese learning website  - www.waytochinese.com

 The website is to provide you with useful tools and resources for helping your child learn Chinese, one of the toughest languages to master.

The following is a brief introduction to the content of the website:

· Categorized vocabulary severing as a quick reference tool for children to find the meaning of a word easily;

· Words with pictures specially designed for children who do not have Chinese language background at home.  We are currently working on the sound with pronunciations in order to enable your children study at home by themselves or review what they have learned in the class;

· Children’s songs and poems Children learned most of those songs and poems last year.

· Tang Dynasty poems required to recite for each year;

· Class schedules;

· Spiral curriculum of each Class A, B and C as an overall guidance of what to be covered or taught in a whole academic year on each level.

Our goal is to help each student be comfortable in conversing in everyday Mandarin in various degrees (based on each student’s beginning level) within one year. We will help your child succeed in speaking Chinese and lay a solid foundation for your student’s future Chinese study.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions you may have.

Sincerely yours,

Ms. Zhou
Ms. Zhang

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