Chinese Language Classes K-8
The Yellow River Chinese School adopts the "New Shuangshuang Chinese Textbook," second edition. This is a set of Chinese textbooks specially designed for overseas students. It was co-authored by Teacher Shuangshuang Wang from California, USA, and domestic Chinese experts based on many years of overseas teaching practice. It is published and distributed by Peking University Press. The complete set of textbooks consists of 15 volumes, covering a vocabulary of 2500 words. It includes learning from character recognition, pinyin, sentence patterns, and short passages to preliminary and more systematic studies of Chinese culture. In addition to language instruction, the textbooks also introduce rich content related to Chinese geography, history, philosophy, and other aspects, highlighting the charm of Chinese culture.
For the Preschool class, a self-developed curriculum is used. Students from Kindergarten to 8th grade complete volumes 1 to 13 of the New Shuangshuang series. Starting from the third grade, teachers will instruct students on how to use dictionaries and gradually incorporate this tool into Chinese language learning. The Yellow River Chinese School uses the English-Chinese and Chinese-English dictionaries published by the Commercial Press and Oxford University Press.
Students in the fifth grade will begin to study writing, with expectations increasing with each grade. From the sixth grade onwards, teachers will introduce translation to deepen the understanding of the Chinese language through comparison with English.
Please note that translations may have minor variations due to differences in syntax and expression between languages.
Accredited Chinese Classes
Yellow River Chinese School offers accredited Chinese classes for students looking to fulfill their high school foreign language requirement, as well as AP Chinese for more advanced Chinese studies.