Programs

img_20190813_143219We 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.

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