K-12 Language Courses

Family Class-Iowa City Youth (age 6-13) Courses

家庭课 Family Mandarin 001 Fall 2016

This is a Mandarin Chinese class open for 6-13 years old children with parents. This level is open for those who haven't learned the target language through regular classroom instruction or haven't finished three semesters' classes with the Confucius Institute. The curriculum is developed based on topic units including: greetings and introduction, numbers and age, weather and seasons, traditional Chinese and American festivals, colors, family, clothing, etc. The class will be student-centered and communication-based. To develop the learners' interests and expand their knowledge on Chinese language and culture, various types of activities will be adopted, including games, songs, story-telling, role-play, and craft projects. Chinese writing system will be introduced in this class.

Course time
Fall Session: August 28, 2016-December 11, 2016 (12 classes, no class on 09/04, 11/20 and 11/27)
Sundays 1:45-2:30 PM

Location
1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Tuition
Tuition is $100

PDF iconFamily Mandarin Class Enrollment Form

Instructor
Xi Ma xi-ma@uiowa.edu 


家庭课 Family Mandarin 002 Spring 2016

 This is a class open for the returning students with parents who have completed at least three semesters' study with the Confucius Institute. We will continue learning the Chinese language and culture through thematic units and story-based lessons. We will further explore topics of previous lessons and introduce new vocabulary, sentence patterns and short dialogs. 

Enrollment is open to children 6-13 and their parent, grandparent or guardian.

Course time
Fall session: August 28, 2016-December 11, 2016 (12 classes, no class on 09/04, 11/20 and 11/27)
Sundays 12:45-1:30 PM

Location
1117 University Capitol Centre (UCC)

Tuition 
Tuition is $100

PDF iconFamily Mandarin Class Enrollment Form

Course Instructor
Xi Ma xi-ma@uiowa.edu 


课后中文项目 After school classes at Lincoln Elementary School

This program is designed for Grade 3-6 students new to Mandarin Chinese. Students will be introduced to basic vocabulary and expressions that are closely related to their daily lives, such as greetings, self-introduction, family, colors, numbers, etc. Fundamental knowledge on Chinese language and culture will be introduced to the class via a story-based curriculum. A traditional Chinese festival, Mid-autumn festival, will be introduced to all the students and celebrated together with everyone! Students will gain a general understanding of China through its geography, cultural traditions, as well as the pronunciation and writing system of its language. 

Course time
August 26, 2016- December 16, 2016 (No classes on October 7 and November 25)
Fridays 3:00- 3:45 PM

Location
On-site at Lincoln Elementary School. Classroom TBA. 

Tuition
Tuition is $150 (15 classes)

PDF iconRegistration Form

Instructor
Xi Ma xi-ma@uiowa.edu