In partnership with Mindquest Learning, McKinley Elementary will provide students with an after school tuition-based Chinese language development program. The second language is Mandarin.
Tuition: $250/month or $625 for the 1st 2.5 months (August, September, October). There is a one-time materials fee of $25 (books).
Single Plan for Student Achievement Targets:
Schedule: Classes begin August 19, 2019, 5 days/week.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Grades 1-3 (2:30 -4:30pm)
2:30pm – 2:50pm – Snack (provided by food services)
2:50pm – 3:30pm – Mandarin Immersion
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Mandarin assignment/schoolwork help
Topics: Heritage, Cultural, and Conversational, Writing, and Literature Development
Grades 4-5 (3:00-5:00pm)
3:00pm – 3:20pm – Snack (provided by food services)
3:20pm – 4:20pm – Mandarin Immersion
4:20pm – 5:00pm – Mandarin assignments/schoolwork help
Wednesday: All grades (1st - 5th)
1:30-1:50pm - Snack
1:50-3:30pm - Homework Help
Topics: Mathematics, Writing, Reading Comprehension, Science, Test Preparation, Homework
Course: Introduction to Mandarin Chinese
Location: McKinley Elementary School
Teacher: Mr. Le and Staff
“Introduction to Chinese is a beginning-level course in modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) for students with little or no prior experience in the language. We will start the course by introducing Chinese pronunciation and tone. Recognizing, reading, and writing simplified Chinese Characters will be taught. Great emphasis will be placed upon standard pronunciation, listening comprehension, and every day Chinese. Various supplementary listening materials will be used from the beginning of this course to give students an authentic, practical way to learn correct pronunciation and reinforce classroom lessons.”
(Fredlein, Shumang and Fredlein, Paul. Ni Hao)
Students at Mindquest Chinese Class will engage in various activities that promote Chinese language development. Students will engage in dialogue and participate in role-playing activities, such as shopping in a grocery store. Students will enjoy doing various arts and craft activities that promote cultural understanding. They will also have an opportunity to go to local Chinese restaurants to promote language exchange in a restaurant setting.
To develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities in Mandarin Chinese. By the end of the school year, students should be able to:
In addition to learning beginning Chinese, each class session will include activities that introduce students to: