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Staten Island Chinese School Introduction - 

史 德 頓 島 中 文 學 校 介 紹

The Staten Island Chinese School was founded in 1971. With 50 years of experience as a non-profit educational organization, it has proven to be a significant resource in the study of the Chinese language for students in Staten Island.

Students may study Chinese in either Mandarin or Cantonese. Our curriculum bases on the textbook with traditional characters version, published from Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.  Extra teaching materials are imported from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong as well. In addition to these, we edited our own textbooks to strengthen language skills and interests for the young children in the beginning classes.

In terms of Chinese writing, our school uses the traditional writing system as an official writing format, as we introduce the Simplified Writing System to our students in some Mandarin classes. If there is a permission from the class teacher, students are also allowed to use the Simplified Writing Method to take their examinations.

In our Mandarin classes, our teachers teach the language in Hanyu Pinyin, the phonetic symbols used in mainland China. It will be easier for students to prepare for SAT II and AP (Advance Placement) examinations in Chinese. In addition, we also provide additional phonetic notes for the textbook "Hua-Yu" for students to compare the differences between the Hanyu Pinyin System from mainland China and the Zhuyin Symbol system from Taiwan.

Classes are from 9:30am to 12:00 noon every Saturday.  An optional hour of after school activity will be given after class from 12pm to 1pm. Students may choose from a variety of activities including Folk Dance, Chinese Abacus, Sketching, Mandarin Conversation and Arts & Crafts. Some events are being held in school throughout the year are Chinese New Year Celebration and Speech Contest. In addition, we offer classes and activities for parents while their children are at school, such as Adult Mandarin (conversational).

Come join us!

If you have any questions regarding our program, contact us at 718-938-1489, email us at info @ SIChineseSchool.org, or visit our website at http://www.SIChineseSchool.org/.  We are looking forward to hearing from you.

** All Chinese classes, extracurricular activities and adult classes in our school require at least five students to register before the class starts.

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The Staten Island Chinese School is using the physical facilities of Staten Island Technical High School, located at 485 Clawson Street, Staten Island, NY 10306.  

Students will enter the school building via the entrance on Lindbergh Ave (on your GPS navigation use: 50 Lindbergh Ave).

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拼音方面,國語班將以中國大陸漢語拼音教授,為學生們參加SAT II中文考試和 AP (Advance Placement) 中文考試作出準備。

學校上課時間逢星期六上午九時三十分至十二時,另外中午十二時至一時為課外活動時間。課外活動分別設有舞蹈、素描、心珠算、手工和國語會話等課外活動,讓學生互相交流及了解中華文化。 除了正式中文課程外,本校學年中舉辦農曆新年表演, 演講比賽等活動, 讓學生在活動中學習中文與中華文化,增加興趣。 另外,本校更設有成人國語班,供家長們在島上學習和互相認識。 

如有疑問,請致電: 718-938-1489查詢,電郵地址: info @ SIChineseSchool.org, 歡迎瀏覽本校網﹕http://www.SIChineseSchool.org/

** 本校各中文班、課外活動及成人 班需要最少五個學生登記才開班

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