Academics

Language Classes

CNCS offers both traditional and simplified Chinese language classes. Traditional Chinese refers to the written language used before the simplification reforms by Mainland China. Traditional Chinese is still being used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and many other oversea Chinese communities throughout the world. The spoken language is the same for both styles.

  • Traditional Chinese
  • Here at CNCS we offer 11 levels (K-10) of traditional Chinese classes for kids whose parents' native language is Mandarin Chinese. Unlike CSL classes, teachers in the traditional Chinese classes use zhuyin fuhao and traditional Chinese characters to teach kids. The CNCS aims at helping 9th and 10th graders be well-prepared for the Chinese SAT exam.
  • Simplified Chinese
  • The Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) classes are mainly for kids who are non-native Chinese speakers. There are four levels in CSL classes: PCSL, ICSL-1, ICSL-2, and ACSL. Teachers apply pinyin and simplified Chinese characters to teach.
  • Adult Chinese
  • Mandarin Chinese is one of the most widely used language in the world. Here at CNCS we aim at developing the basic communicative competence in five fundamental areas (listening, speaking, reading, typing, and writing) as well as the ability in understanding the social linguistic and social cultural factors that are important for cross-cultural communication.

Classes Offered

Electives Offered

To truly learn and appreciate a foreign culture, one must immerse in the rich and numerous activities and traditions along with the language. At CNCS we offer a variety of electives to supplement our extensive language programs.

Adult Language

Youth Badminton

Chinese Yo Yo

Adult Basketball

Adult Badminton

Chinese Lion Dance

Adult Chinese

Mandarin Chinese is one of the most widely used language in the world. Here at CNCS we aim at developing the basic communicative competence in five fundamental areas (listening, speaking, reading, typing, and writing) as well as the ability in understanding the social linguistic and social cultural factors that are important for cross-cultural communication.

The Chinese as a Second Language

The Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) classes are mainly for kids who are non-native Chinese speakers. There are four levels in CSL classes: PCSL, ICSL-1, ICSL-2, and ACSL. Teachers apply pinyin and simplified Chinese characters to teach.

The Chinese as a Heritage Language

Here at CNCS we offer 11 levels (K-10) of traditional Chinese classes for kids whose parents' native language is Mandarin Chinese. Unlike CSL classes, teachers in the traditional Chinese classes use zhuyin fuhao and traditional Chinese characters to teach kids. The CNCS aims at helping 9th and 10th graders be well-prepared for the Chinese SAT exam.

2018 Word Contest