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. Mandarin Chinese is one of the most widely used language in the world. At CNCS we aim at developing the basic communicative competence in four fundamental areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as the ability in understanding the social linguistic and social-cultural factors that are important for cross-cultural communication.
- Traditional Chinese and Zhuyin
We offer 11 levels (K-10) in Traditional Chinese class. Teachers in 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 and Hanyu Pinyin
Currently, we offer 4 levels (Pre-school, Level 1-3) in Simplified Chinese class. Teachers teach simplified Chinese characters and Hanyu pinyin.
- 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.
Traditional Chinese and Zhuyin 正體中文及注音
Simplified Chinese and Hanyu Pinyin 简体中文及汉语拼音
Adult Chinese Class 成人中文班
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.
Chinese Yo Yo
Chinese Lion Dance
Adult Tai Ji