Classes

Graded Classes of Chinese Language & Literature

The graded classes are designed for children based on the 5C guidelines (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities), to help them learn listening, speaking, reading and writing in traditional Chinese characters, phonics (i.e. Bopomofo), Pinyin, and Computer Input Method. Cultural curriculum are also provided to introduce the students to both traditional and modern Chinese cultures.

Preparation Class:

This class is offered to 4-year-old children or students who don't speak Mandarin at all. Through singing, dialog and drawing, this class provides youngsters a fun and immersive learning environment.

Kindergarten:

This class is offered to 5-year or older children with basic Chinese conversation ability. Students learn Chinese traditional phonics, i.e. Bopomofo, and strengthen words pronunciation.

1st to 12th Grades:

Learn to read/write traditional Chinese characters, assemble Chinese words into sentences, and compose essays with paragraphs.
Listening with understanding, speaking with efficiency, reading with comprehension and writing with communication are emphasized equally in the curriculum.

AP Program

Portland Chinese School is the first College Board certified Chinese Advanced Placement program in the great Northwest. The AP program at PCS was instituted in 2007 and we currently have three College-Board certified AP teachers. This is a Chinese immersion program for 9-12th grade students and the course credits can be transferred to regular high schools (up to GPA 5.0) or universities. Our goal is to help the students learn to understand and appreciate Chinese literature and to express their ideas and thoughts by applying the phrases they have learned. This will indirectly promote the traditional Chinese Culture, and in turn connect students to the history and languages of the eastern and western cultures.

Events:

Speech contest, dictionary look-up contest, composition contest, field day and Chinese festival celebration are also included to enrich our curriculum.

Class Hours:

1:45pm to 4:35pm (1pm to 5pm for AP Program) on Sunday.