Our Approach to Teaching Chinese
A Little Dynasty Chinese School teaches effectively by making learning Chinese FUN!
Our approach to teaching children Chinese is in accordance with the Theory of Multiple Intelligences developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. This approach suggests there are eight different intelligences that educators should address:
Theory of Multiple Intelligences
- Linguistic intelligence ("word smart")
- Logical-mathematical intelligence ("number/reasoning smart")
- Spatial intelligence ("picture smart")
- Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence ("body smart")
- Musical intelligence ("music smart")
- Interpersonal intelligence ("people smart")
- Intrapersonal intelligence ("self smart")
- Naturalist intelligence ("nature smart")
In other words, the theory of Multiple Intelligences suggests that teaching a certain subject is more effective when presented in a wide variety of ways including using music, cooperative learning, art, activities, role play, and multimedia, rather than simply relying on lectures and rote memory. This also makes learning more fun for children and we couldn't agree more!
Our programs are designed to reach our students using various pathways to learning such as:
- Award winning text books and learning materials
- Multi-media platforms
- Interactive puppet shows
- Live story tellings
- Themed games
- Arts and crafts
- Music and songs.
Therefore, our students will not only become proficient in Chinese language, but will also build skills in other subjects such as art, music, science, and math.
Students’ Measurable Progress
Our programs at A Little Dynasty Chinese School are result-oriented. Our students will be able demonstrate measurable progress in Chinese language ability and other skills. Our “graduates” will enjoy a significant head start in preparing for their future success in areas such as the SAT and AP examinations. The common element in all of our programs is to develop a set of skills in young children that will pay dividends academically and professionally for a lifetime.
A Little Dynasty Chinese School will host events for the entire community on major Chinese festivals and holidays as well as organize a graduation ceremony every year for its students that will showcase the students’ achievement. We will provide parents with tangible evidence of their children’s progress through demonstrations of skill such as story telling, recitals, and talent shows by the students themselves.