South Bay Chinese School

The classes include Traditional Mandarin Chinese with phonetics (Zhuyin), Simplified Mandarin Chinese with Pinyin, Cantonese classes, Adult Mandarin Conversational Class, Pre-K Mommy & Me storytelling class. South Bay Chinese School also offers adult education courses such as Tai Chi.

This weekly one-hour class is offered to toddlers with parent participation.  Toddlers learn Chinese through songs and activities.

The conversation class is open to anyone who has none or little Chinese language at home.  The focus of the class is conversation but students will be able to recognize some Chinese characters and write some simple ones.

SBCS is proud to be the only Chinese school in Los Angeles area that offers Cantonese.  Students in this class learn to read traditional Chinese in Cantonese and to write traditional Chinese characters in addition to learning Chinese culture.  Typically, students stay in this course for two years before transferring to C2.
C2 is a continuation of C1.  Students continue to deepen their skills in reading comprehension and writing traditional Chinese characters in Cantonese in addition to learning Chinese culture.  Upon completion of this class in two years, students typically transfer to L3 or L4.
The Pinyin class centers on teaching early elementary schoolers Pinyin phonetic system. Students will learn how to pronounce sounds/words with Pinyin and to write out each sound phonetically using Pinyin in an engaging learning environment with both indoor and outdoor activities/lessons.
Simplified Chinese level 1 is the first class in which students learn to recognize and to write simplified Chinese characters after they have mastered Pinyin in the previous year. Students start with Chinese characters which have fewer strokes but in context and gradually move on to characters with more complicated strokes. The vocabulary words are supported with Pinyin for pronunciation purpose.
Level 2, HL2 is a continuation of HL1.  Students continue to deepen their skills in reading comprehension and writing simplified Chinese characters supported by Pinyin phonetic system in addition to learning Chinese culture.
The LK class centers on teaching early elementary schoolers the Chinese phonetic alphabet, Zhuyin. It focuses on introducing the students to the Zhuyin phonetic system.  Students will learn how to pronounce sounds/words with Zhuyin and to write out each sound phonetically using Zhuyin in an engaging learning environment with both indoor and outdoor activities/lessons.

 

Traditional Chinese level 1 is the first class in which students learn to recognize and to write traditional Chinese characters after they have mastered Zhuyin in the previous year.  Students start with Chinese characters that have fewer strokes but in context and gradually move on to characters with more complicated strokes. The vocabulary words are supported with Zhuyin for pronunciation purpose.

Level 2 (L2) is a continuation of L1.  Students continue to deepen their skills in reading comprehension and writing traditional Chinese characters supported by Zhuyin phonetic system in addition to learning Chinese culture.

Level 3 (L3) is a continuation of HL2 and L2.  Students continue to deepen their skills in reading comprehension and writing simplified Chinese characters or traditional Chinese characters with Pinyin or Zhuyin whichever the student prefers in addition to learning Chinese culture.

Level 4 (L4) is a continuation of L3.  Students continue to deepen their skills in reading comprehension and writing simplified Chinese characters or traditional Chinese characters with Pinyin or Zhuyin whichever the student prefers in addition to learning Chinese culture.

Level 5 (L5) is a continuation of L4.  Students continue to deepen their skills in reading comprehension and writing simplified Chinese characters or traditional Chinese characters with Pinyin or Zhuyin whichever the student prefers in addition to learning Chinese culture.

Level 6/7 (L6/L7) is a continuation of L5.  Students spend two years in this class to review what they have learned in the past six years.  Through dictation of short sentences and writing theme based essays, students learn to independently express their ideas in Chinese.  Many students in this class have a goal of taking Chinese 2 or Chinese 3H in the freshman year of high school in mind.

Students in L8/AP continue to review and to learn Chinese language and culture in theme based context in integrated approach including reading, writing, speaking and listening. The goal based learning is based on application in five areas: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities.
Students in this class typically take Chinese 2 or Chinese 3H in the freshman year of high school.

Experienced and loving teachers are always wanted to support our great Chinese learning environment!
If you are fluent in Zhuyin (traditional) or Pinyin (simplified), and are passionate about working with others in promoting the language and cultures, please send your resume to:

Principal@SouthBayChineseSchool.org

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South Bay Chinese School — 南灣中文學校
Location : 27118 Silver Spur Road, Palos Verdes Estates, 90274
Phone: (310) 780-0222
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