Chopstix Program:

Our preschool Chopstix program is a language immersion program designed especially for our youngest learners.  At CLSC, children discover and experience Chinese through songs, stories, and games!  A parent and/or caregiver participates in the Chopstix Toddler (ages 18 months to 3 years) and Chopstix 1 (ages 3-4 years) classes, not only introducing new sounds and culture to your child, but also helping parents continue the learning at home.   Chopstix 2 (ages 4-5) class is perfect for our young learners who are becoming more independent and are ready to be exposed to character recognition and pre-writing skills.

Language learning at any age is a rewarding experience.  Starting off early offers the widest possible range of benefits and opportunities.  See what ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) has to say about early foreign language learning. 

Come explore the possibilities of early language learning and click here to view the schedule and register online.

This is a mommy & me type of class. Parents are encouraged to learn together with your children. It is designed to introduce Chinese to our youngest students via age appropriate activities, games and songs. Get familiar with the Chinese pronunciation and notice the tonal difference, understand and be able to respond (in action) to class directions, understanding simple phrases and directions.

Age Group: 4-5 years old
Class Type: Child Only
Wks: 28
Weekday: 10:30am-11:25am
Sunday: Please inquire

This class is designed to expose our youngest students to the Chinese language and culture through words, nursery rhymes, and games. Reinforce students with all the themes learned in the previous level and expand their vocabulary. One parent is allowed in the classroom with your child. students will be comfortable with Chinese sounds and interact with the teacher. Students will be able to say 20-40 Chinese words in addition to understand 70-100 words, answer simple "yes" or "no" questions in direct answers and conduct basic greetings, understand simple sentences and directions: Follow me. Please sing with me. Girls stand up. Boys sit down.

Chopstix II is an extended level for early childhood learners. The primary focus of this level is still listening and speaking, even though more Chinese characters will be introduced. 50% of the content learned in Chopstix I class will be repeated but new words and sentences will be taught along with higher standards. When answer questions, students are expected to answer in a complete sentence instead of direct answers. Students will be able to say 30-50 Chinese words in addition to understand 80-120 words and 15-20 sentences. Students will be able to answer simple "yes" or "no" questions in complete sentences and conduct basic greetings. Examples are: Roll the red ball to John. Follow me, clap hands and hop. Pick up the yellow fish.