Programs

waterWe have regular classes , camps and tutorial classes to choose from. Check them out! Note, due to our 100% Mandarin environment, the minimum requirement for a child’s Chinese proficiency level is stage 2 in the following language proficiency chart right now. We reserve the right to make an enrollment decision based on Chinese language assessment results, and to implement a trial period if necessary. 

Every child is different. This time fame is based on a child with average language learning abilities, not delayed nor advanced. In addition, it can only happen if a child can attend our program continuously, without noticeable interruptions longer than two days at a time, max twice a semester (summer is considered a semester).

Stage

Characteristics

Typical Approximate Time Frame

My World Program Time Frame

Stage 1. Preproduction

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The student

  • Has minimal comprehension.
  • Does not verbalize.
  • Nods “Yes” and “No.”
  • Draws and points.

0–6 months

Only admitted on case-by-case bases.

Stage 2.

Early Production

The student

  • Has limited comprehension
  • Produces one- or two-word responses.
  • Uses key words and familiar phrases.
  • Still focused on absorbing.

6 months–1 year

Summer camp (6 hours/day):

Reach stage 3 in 5 weeks, entering stage 4 in 9 weeks. Full summer registration required.

School year (3.75 hours/day), sooner with before/after care:

Reach stage 3 in one semester,

Reach stage 4 in one year.

Stage 3.

Speech Emergence

The student

  • Has good comprehension.
  • Can produce simple sentences.
  • Makes grammar and pronunciation errors.
  • Frequently misunderstands jokes.

1–3 years

Summer camp (6 hours/day):

Reach stage 4 in 6 weeks, minimum 6 weeks required,

enter stage 5 in 9 weeks, full summer registration strongly recommended.

School year (3.75 hours/day), sooner with before/after care:

Reach stage 4 in one semester,

Reach stage 5 in one year. 

Stage 4. Intermediate Fluency

The student

  • Has excellent comprehension.
  • Makes few grammatical errors.
  • Communicate fluently in social settings

3–5 years

Summer camp (6 hours/day):

Reach stage 5 in 6 weeks.

School year (3.75 hours/day), sooner with before/after care:

Reach stage 5 in semester, can start My World literacy tutoring classes.

Stage 5. Advanced Fluency

The student

  • Communicate comfortably in different situations.
  • Continue expand vocabulary.
  • May have an accent.

5–7 years

Reach native level in one summer or a year, can achieve grade level reading and writing through My World literacy tutoring classes.

Although we focus on emotional coaching and our unique phiolosophy and methods may be benefitial to all children, we are not trained to support special needs students. We reserve the right to determind whether or not we are able to accomondate any child in our programs, and to make enrollment decisions accordingly.

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