Chinese School

Chinese School: A List of Chinese Immersion Schools Across the Country

Chinese School Homework

If you’re looking for a Chinese school for your student to attend, you may want to check out an invaluable list of Chinese immersion schools we discovered recently. In fact, your search for a Chinese school may be over when you see the this list of Chinese immersion schools, published online by the Mandarin Immersion Parents Council on May 21, 2013, but last updated August 7, 2012.

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Chinese for Kids: 10 Easy Ways to Learn Chinese

Chinese song for kids: Xiao bai tu

When it comes to Chinese for kids, parents are always looking for resources. Learning Chinese can be challenging for kids, and finding good, quality learning materials can be even more of a challenge. With that in mind, we’re always trying to make learning Chinese for kids as simple and accessible as possible. To help you in your quest to learn Chinese, here are ten quick ideas you can use to regularly improve your student’s Chinese:

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Chinese Characters: Simplified or Traditional?

For people who don’t have a background in Chinese, the distinction between simplified and traditional forms of Chinese characters may be unclear. In fact, many people don’t realize that Chinese characters have these two forms of standard writing. So for those contemplating studying Chinese or just starting out, which version is best to learn?

Simplified vs. traditional Chinese characters

It’s important to first note that this can be a very sensitive cultural and political issue for many people, so it may be best to avoid debates around simplified and traditional Chinese. In this post and on this site, we aim to completely avoid taking any side and simply want to provide information to our readers. In fact, our game app Chinese Fridge features both simplified and traditional Chinese characters because both are used by millions of people and have their own desirable aspects.

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Chinese Immersion School Expansion Backed by Education Commissioner in Massachusetts

Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, Massachusetts, has gained the recommendation of the state education commissioner to be allowed to open a full high school.

Elementary and secondary education commissioner Mitchell Chester recommended the school to expand its curriculum to include grades all the way up to the 12th grade, according to The Daily Hampshire Gazette.

The school currently offers  kindergarten through ninth grade.

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New York High School to Offer Chinese Classes for the First Time Ever

A public high school in New York will offer Chinese classes for its students for the first time ever, starting this year.

Kids at Fairport High School will be able to take beginning Chinese class in September, according to the Fairport-East Rochester Post.

Students will learn grammar, pronunciation and writing for Mandarin Chinese in the elective class offered through the Chinese School of Rochester. Nearby Brighton High School will host the 16 consecutive weekly lessons on Saturdays.

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Chinese School in New Jersey Celebrates 50 Years

For five decades, Mid-Jersey Chinese School has helped teach Chinese culture and language to children across central New Jersey, turning 50 years old this Chinese New Year.

The school has invited members of the local community to join in a large celebration showcasing the school’s contributions, according to East Brunswick Patch.

We at Chinese Fridge were very impressed to learn that the school offers three varieties of language classes for K-12 students — classes for heritage speakers who speak Chinese at home, kids who don’t speak Chinese at home and those who want to learn Cantonese.

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Chinese School for Kids: Twitter’s Take

For a lot of overseas Chinese kids, Chinese school can be a real source of complaints. So many kids don’t want to spend their precious weekend hours learning Chinese. At the same time, however, many kids come to realize how grateful they are for these classes — especially as they grow older. It becomes almost a bonding experience for kids who went and experienced it.

We were curious to see what students were saying about Chinese School and Chinese Classes on Twitter, so we took to the Twitterverse to find out. We hope that our Chinese game app can help these kids alleviate some of their reluctance to study Chinese, but until then, here are some of the highlights we found on Twitter (with a little commentary of our own):

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