Chinese Mandarin after school Program
Qiao Ji offers Mandarin after-school language study for students at SFUSD. We also offer a program at Lycée Francais. Our goal is to provide an excellent academic language program in a fun and nurturing environment. The after-school program is currently offered at these following SFUSD locations: Dianne Feinstein Elementary (5 days a week/Friday), Sunset Elementary, Lafayette Elementary, and Aptos Middle School four days a week, one hour a day, Monday through Thursday. In addition, on Fridays, we offer a one-hour Abacus math and a one-hour home-work help class. This is part of our six-year K-5 international Mandarin vocabulary standard course.
Language is a learned skill and our course study program incorporates Chinese philosophy, arts and culture base learning. The course material for first year students is: 生活华语. Students will learn approximate 120 Chinese words characters. Starting the second year, we offer the standard American Chinese course material美洲华语. This material is equivalent to the Chinese immersion in that the San Francisco Unified School District and as well as all the independent school uses.
Qiao Ji Mandarin program teaches simplified form Chinese writing. By applying practical everyday learning skills, your children should be easily able to recognize characters on a restaurant menu, shop signs on the street, or read newspapers here in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the end of the six year K-5 program, each child will have a life-time Mandarin language foundation that can carry them though for the rest of their lives. The People's Republic of China uses the simplified written form today. The simplified form was developed in 1949 by the Chinese government to improve mass literacy. For the rest of the world, including San Francisco, the traditional Chinese form is still used.
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Parents and/or guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children do not disrupt the ability of other children to learn, or take too much time from the teachers who must pay equal attention to all students.
While the program is tailored to make reasonable accommodations for students with learning difficulties, the program cannot provide one-on-one individualized supervision.
Extended care is not provided, however parents are encouraged to contact with in your child's class for a pick up in the event of an emergency with prior authorization.
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Qiao Ji teachers will make sure taking students back to the after school site teachers or cordinators after class is fiinished.