What kind of Chinese school is new East West Chinese school?
Founded in 2018, new East West Learning Center is the first school in Las Vegas with simplified Chinese and Pinyin as teaching content. Looking back on the past two years in new East and West China, from the initial 20 + students to the two campuses of corner stone and Henderson, with a total of more than 100 students in school, Chinese courses not only include K-12 courses for Chinese children, but also K-12 courses for non Chinese children, adult business English, travel English and daily English. The teaching forms include regular classes Group courses, private courses, etc., and special courses such as English, mathematics, art, chess, etc., have formed a situation of multiple series of main courses, multiple choices, diversified supplementary courses, and multi-cultural integration.
The school aims to "integrate various resources of Chinese teaching, stimulate students' enthusiasm for learning Chinese, let more children master the most populous language in the world, build a bridge for communication between the East and the west, and forge a bond for world peace." In order to take on this task, the new East West Learning Center has always adhered to the teaching tenet of "teaching for fun" and the pattern of small class system, has always attached great importance to teaching quality, adhered to standardized management, and constantly explored the essence of overseas Chinese teaching. It has achieved fruitful results and won widespread praise from the society.
What Chinese teaching materials does the school use? How should parents choose textbooks for their children?
In order to meet the needs of children and their parents in different degrees and environments, so that every child can choose the textbooks suitable for their own study, we have compared all the mainstream overseas Chinese textbooks (both domestic and local) on the market with a professional and critical perspective, and visited the compilers or teams of each textbook After discussion and selection, two sets of Chinese K-12 textbooks for Chinese American families and non Chinese American families were selected, which were applied to Chinese teaching in our school.
The teaching materials used by children from Chinese families were prepared by Stanford University School of education, Ph.D. in curriculum design. At present, the school offers pre-school classes to the sixth grade. The whole set of teaching materials is not only equipped with corresponding exercise books and summer homework with rich contents, but also set up online homework, which includes text reading, writing demonstration, new words and vocabulary practice, and many games are added, which are very popular with students. After the students finish their homework on the Internet, the "password" of the homework will appear, which will be recorded in the homework book by the students and handed over to the teacher for verification. This textbook is suitable for children from Chinese families. It is written for students who can understand Putonghua to learn Chinese. Students who can't understand Putonghua will have difficulties.
The textbooks used by non Chinese families focus on both listening and speaking, which are consistent with reading and writing. In the classroom and textbook design, the cultivation of listening and speaking ability is emphasized. Literacy and writing Chinese characters are auxiliary functions. The textbooks adopt communication method, and cultivate language communication skills through various forms of practice, especially classroom activities. The textbooks fully consider the characteristics of children's learning foreign languages, adopt intuitive teaching, and listen and speak Reading, writing, singing, painting, hand-made, games and other ways to cultivate interest in Chinese learning.
In addition to Chinese, what other talent courses does the school have?
In addition to Chinese, the school also provides one-stop service for parents. It offers mathematics, English, art, chess and other high-level teacher talent courses that are popular with students. All the teachers teach in English. Each teacher is carefully selected by us. Here are experienced teachers who have taught for many years, national chess champions, and leaders at all levels The award-winning instructors in the competition can be said that we want to save parents the time and energy to find high-quality courses and provide the best service for everyone.
In addition to all kinds of courses, what are the school's special activities?
In addition to traditional Chinese courses and rich talent courses, the school also arranged many wonderful activities:
1、 Spring festival parade;
2. Vegas Spring Festival Gala performance;
4. Closing ceremony of autumn and spring classes;
6. Summer camp activities from June to August.
7. Winter camp activities from November to January.
9. Celebration of traditional Chinese festivals
Time and place of school? How to sign up?
The fall semester of 19 starts on August 24 and ends on December 14, totaling 16 weeks. Both addresses can accept on-site registration, wechat and telephone registration. （702）979-1719
School address and teaching time:
1. 5825 Eldora ave, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (Western University)
The class time is every Saturday, 9:00-11:00 is the regular Chinese main time, 11:00-2:30 is the Chinese group class, private class and talent class time.
2. 8565 S. Eastern ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (east school)
Every Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-6:00 are the regular Chinese classes for the second and fourth grade after school. Every week, 9:00-10:00 are the private Chinese classes and group classes for the first and third grade. Every week, 2:00-4:00 are the regular Chinese classes for one year and Chinese. Every week, 4:00-6:00, 9:00-2:00 on Sunday are the beauty skills classes. Every week, 3:30-5:30 are the chess skills classes.
Which grade is my child suitable for?
In view of the class division at the beginning of the term and the class interruption during the term, the new East West Learning Center has a perfect class division system, which not only takes care of the Chinese foundation of the children, but also takes into account the age characteristics; not only pays attention to the learning state of the children, but also pays attention to the improvement of the Chinese ability, so that the able children can speed up the learning process. Each summer camp is arranged with speed learning and grade skipping courses to improve the level of older children.
How are the teachers at the school?
All the teachers in the new East West Learning Center are teachers from domestic normal universities who have been engaged in primary and secondary school teaching for many years. It can be said that they have rich teaching experience, standard pronunciation, clear articulation, and strong ability to control the classroom. Moreover, every teacher has obtained the qualification of the textbook. Their hard work is full of enthusiasm and enthusiasm for overseas Chinese teaching Each student and their parents are treated with love, which wins their parents' trust and respect.
The school teaching environment is good, the transportation is convenient, the supporting facilities are complete, the safe campus gives your child the best guarantee.
There is only one Chinese class a week. How can I coach my children when I get home?
The new East West Learning Center is the first Chinese School in Vegas to use online listening, speaking, reading and writing fun homework. Every week after Chinese class, teachers will assign homework for this week. Generally speaking, the amount of homework is about half an hour a day when students are focused. During the period of intensive word recognition in grades 1-3, all new words of the week are required to be read every day. In the first grade, students are specially allowed to read all the new words of this week in various forms: refer to reading the text, reading the words after reading the text, reading the new words cards, rearrange the text blocks, etc. Students in grade 2-3 continue to review the new words of the week by using the new words card, and repeat what they have learned many times by reading appropriately. This memory arrangement conforms to the memory law, and can guarantee to achieve the design goal of the textbook - 1035 Chinese characters in three years. The pre-school textbook is equipped with CD to improve students' interest in doing homework. Each grade's exercise books and online matching exercises are enough for your children to take in what they need. They are not only rich and interesting, but also do not need to take up a large period of time, so as to avoid the boredom caused by heavy schoolwork.
In addition to Chinese classes and assignments, how can I improve my children's Chinese ability!
Chinese Americans have no linguistic advantage or talent for learning Chinese. If there is an advantage, it depends on whether its family background and social environment provide an environment for learning Chinese. Talent depends on one's language expertise. Parents should give their children more Chinese input in their daily life, at least in listening and speaking, to clear up the obstacles for overseas children to learn Chinese. Now, the audio broadcasting can help parents to solve the problem of no time and no energy. After accumulating some literacy, the appropriate reading materials can help Chinese Learning. In a word, learning Chinese is good, learning Chinese is good If you want to learn other knowledge, it's right to believe that "a lot of hard work, a lot of harvest". Don't judge whose children are good at Chinese. First say what parents have done for their children.
Is there a conflict between learning Chinese and speaking English?
Some parents think that since they want their children to learn Chinese, they can't allow them to speak English at home, so once they speak English at home, they will be reprimanded. Some parents think that they have done their duty to send their children to Chinese school anyway. They don't have any encouragement and requirements for their children at home. As a result, they don't even have the desire and motivation to use Chinese at home. There are also some parents whose English level is limited. Although they can barely communicate with their children in English at ordinary times, they have to be angry with their children in Chinese when they encounter their children's mistakes.
Learning Chinese does not mean abandoning children's English. On the contrary, bilingual children should be more sensitive to English and master it better. Our children are destined to become bilingual and dual-cultural people; to love children, we need to understand all of them, including his need and love for English, including his parallel (or combined with Chinese) English thinking and expression. Language is closely related to people's self-consciousness. Rejecting a person's language is like rejecting the person himself. Children should be encouraged to speak Chinese, but not forced. The original intention of asking children to learn Chinese is to better communicate with children, but if it hurts the feelings between parents and children because it forces them to speak Chinese, isn't it a chicken fight?
Language is not only cognitive, but also emotional and social. It's no surprise that children can't learn Chinese well without the support of their families and the contact with Chinese outside the two-hour Chinese class every week. Besides, without the desire to use Chinese, learning in Chinese school has become a burden. Many children are resistant to learning Chinese. What's more, if parents also intentionally or unintentionally associate Chinese with negative emotional expressions, then we can't blame our children for their unwillingness to learn Chinese.