This level is designed for beginners ages 8 - 12 who have little, or no previous knowledge of Chinese. Students will learn pinyin, tones, basic Chinese characters and radicals. Students will learn to speak, follow directions, and answer questions in Chinese.

Students will learn the fundamentals of Chinese characters, including basic strokes and stroke orders.

Milestones: Recognizing about 50-75 fundamental Chinese characters, copy and trace 25 of them, following commands, answering in longer phrases, telling people their names, age, etc.
4th to 6th grade