During the academic year, Rockville Chinese School offers classes on Sunday mornings, 10am – 12:30pm. There are two semesters in a school year, with sixteen weeks in each semester. Fall semester usually begins after Labor Day weekend, while spring semester begins in late January or early February.
Language classes are taught by salaried instructors that are native mandarin speakers. Children can start as early as preschool (4 years old) and continue through 12th grade. Classes are available for children that already speak mandarin at home and those that come from non-mandarin speaking homes.
Our students have many opportunities to practice speaking mandarin, reading (pinyin and traditional characters), and writing in Chinese (traditional form). Rockville Chinese School realizes the importance and value in exposing students to Chinese culture alongside the language. During the school year, you may see students balancing Chinese yo-yos, kicking around a Chinese style hacky sack, singing well known Chinese tunes, playing Simon Says in Chinese, creating Chinese art work, making pulp paper, performing a traditional Chinese dance, and even beating on a Chinese drum. In a typical lesson, 30 minutes is set aside for fun cultural activities like these. In addition, the school often celebrates major Chinese holidays with stories, plays, and delicious food.
Students enrolled in our morning language classes are encouraged to sign up for one or more of our Cultural Arts classes. Although enrollment in our Cultural Arts program is optional, many students find that our Cultural Arts classes enrich their lives and strengthen their connection to the school and fellow students.
Questions regarding our language classes can be emailed to Rockvileechineseschoomd@gmail.com.