Fall 2017


Class Code Class Name Start Time End Time Tuition # of Lessons Hours Room Teacher
Note: courses are subject to change or cancelation.

教学体系和教材简介

孟菲斯中文学校已经建立了以马立平中文继承语课程为基础的完整中文教学体系。 马立平中文是一套为海外华裔青少年“量身打造”的中文教材。这套教材实用对象 为来自华语家庭的儿童。为此,教材在低、中年级的教学中,以认字和阅读教学 为主,让学生掌握大量的语汇, 渗透文化内容;在高年级,则侧重比较系统、 全面地向学生介绍中华文化知识。
这套教材的教学理念是:1.直接认字,后学拼音;2.先认后写,多认少写; 3.课文和阅读材料并重;4.先读后写,水到渠成;5.常用字先行和高频率出现; 6.重视中华文化;7.强调汉字结构的教学。
教材中课文和阅读材料的素材来源很广,生动有趣,每篇课文都配有好几篇阅读 来复习生字。配有单双周练习本,课本同时配有学生用的生字卡片,和多媒体练习 光盘, 也可以在iPad上学习中文和完成作业。并备有完整的暑假作业和暑期练习 光盘。拼音教学将在三年级引入。由于在三年级之前,孩子们通过直接认字的方法 学过的词汇已经达到682个,在学习拼音之后使中文学习如虎添翼,同时也避免了 对拼音的依赖性。此教材常用字先行,并且高频率复现。前后呼应, 环环相扣,形成一个完整的中文教学体系。 关于马立平中文继承语课程的详细介绍,请点击.

Pre‐K中文课

Pre-K 中文课程面向3‐4 岁具备基本中文听说能力的儿童。属于中文启蒙班,以唱 儿歌、涂画做游戏的方式进行中文学习,主要培养学生对中文和中国文化的兴趣,着重 普通话启蒙,重点学习普通话语音、日常交流词汇和基础语法入门。通过大量的课堂活动、 游戏互动,来增强学生的想象空间,结合中西教育优点,培养学生快乐学习。认识和使用 普通话汉语拼音, 对基本汉字的音、形、意,以及其三要素内在相互联系的基本认知。 让学生见物,见图即可说出字。强调字与图的结合。強调听说读,着重于单词,组词, 建立中文句子结构。增加学生的中文会话强度,提高自我描述能力,与他人交流能力, 以及对观点、感受和想象的基本表达能力。培养学生学习中文的兴趣,为日后长期深入的 中文学习打下良好基础。
课程通过讲故事、图卡、音乐、书画、手工、视频、智意游戏等活动,完成对视听操练( 看/听)、行为操练(写/做)、思维操练(想)和语言表达操练(读/译/达)四个部分的 基本训练。

  • 普通话汉语拼音声母、韵母的识别和组合使用;
  • 汉字基本笔画和部首的识别和使用;
  • 基本象形字、指示字和形声字的识别和使用;
  • 简短诗歌的朗读和背诵;
  • 图片和故事的基本描述与观点表达;
  • 我需求和喜好的描述与表达。

学前班中文课

我们使用的是马立平教材系列中特为儿童编写的学前班教材,结合儿童性格特点,课文采用 儿歌形式,具体内容包括四个单元,共有儿歌37首,音韵朗朗上口,配合形象生动的情景 图片,非常有趣味性。每首儿歌配以相应的生字卡片、光碟录音材料和书面练习。学期结束 共学习生字35个,在读写生字过程中 加入简单笔画笔顺练习。通过听,读,游戏识字法, 使孩子们掌握听读识字方法,建立字音和字形的联系,了解儿歌的意思和儿歌中文字的基本 意义。
在讲解儿歌意思时采取问答方式,通过情景图片,学说简单中文内容,锻炼孩子们的口语 表达能力,使其能够用清楚完整的话回答问题。
学前班没有测验,主要是让孩子们接触到相当数量的汉字,能建立起对汉字字形的整体认识, 培养孩子对中文的兴趣,为进一步的中文学习起到有益的启蒙作用。

一年级中文课

《马立平中文一年级》主要面向有中文背景的学生,从识字开始“学文化”打中文基础。这个 启蒙阶段是从简单的日常词汇开始,从直接识字到大声地朗读,再到规范书写,包括课堂 书写和课后练习。结合古诗词朗读背诵,细细品味,逐步提高文化底蕴。
本教材详细讲解课文中的重点词汇、书写规范、基本笔画、偏旁部首和练习。通过课堂演练、 识字游戏、分组学习和争当示范标兵等形式反复操练,确保学生完全掌握,达到熟练并准确 应运所学知识的程度。课程结束学生将学习生字302个,笔画19个,偏旁部首43个。并在 学生充分掌握了所学知识的情况下,拓展与课堂内容相关的新知识,以旧带新、举一反三, 最终达到能用汉语描述日常事物的目的,最大程度提升孩子们对学习中文的乐趣。

二年级中文课

《马力平中文二年级》教材融入了经典儿歌,谜语,脍炙人口的故事,古代诗词、名人轶事等。 课文体裁多样,内容丰富,趣味性和知识性相结合,非常适合这个年龄段的小朋友学习中国 传统文化。
本教材直接学习汉字,要求学生掌握汉字的基本笔画和常用的偏旁部首; 能按笔顺规则 书写汉字,注意间架结构,感受汉字的形体美,从而有主动识字的愿望。学习基本语法点, 能熟练运用复合句表达自己的想法。培养和感受阅读的乐趣,感受语言的优美。
老师通过讲故事,科普,提问等的方法带领学生进入主题课文。采用跟读,复读,自读的 方式培养阅读能力。课堂上鼓励每个学生积极发言,参与课堂活动。采用比赛,个人展示, 争做小老师,课文情景表演,观看中文视频等多种形式加强学习理解,增强学习中文的兴趣。 同时注重培养孩子们的自信心。
本课程学生将学习生字词381个,累计683个,认识常用汉字500~800个。学习结束后, 学生应在听说读写全方面有很大跨越的提高。

三年级中文课

《马立平中文三年级》的教材属于马立平教材体系里的第一阶段的第3年,和前两个年级 一样,三年级的教材共有6 个组成部分:课本、单双周作业本各1 本、暑假作业本、生字 卡片一套、互动作业一套(光碟或云端注册帐号一个)。这6 个部分是以课本为核心而 互相配合的一个整体。课本共分成3 个单元,其中第一单元是快速学拼音阶段,利用4次 课的时间来完成拼音教学,可以说是时间紧任务重。但是,拼音教学的目标是让学生能学会 看见拼音读出汉字,而不是会给所有的汉字标注拼音。(教材中出现的给汉字注拼音的练习 是为了帮学生巩固所学内容而设计的,并非教学目的。)
课文部分大都选自具有一定哲理性的小故事,比如中国古代经典故事,寓言,神话传说, 诗歌等。课后阅读课文的安排也是如此,这对孩子们了解中国文化是非常有帮助的。本册 认读364个生字,到3年级末,使用本教材的学生识字量应累计达到1035个。要求能 自学读准字音(利用拼音),认清字形,理解字义。努力做到书写工整,结构均匀, 字迹漂亮。在大量的识字和阅读教学的引导下,要求学生能主动正确的能与他人用普通话 进行交流,要做到在中文学校、在中文课堂上一定要使用普通话。

四年级中文课

通过一二三年级的中文学习,学生们已掌握了基本的汉语听说读的能力,能自如地进行 日常生活对话,描述小故事。在此基础上,四年级开始有意识地增加散文、拟人故事、 纪实文学和具有历史性知识的四大发明简介以及初步接触古代文学故事,例如三国演义 中的草船借箭。
四年级是一个中文学习的重要过渡阶段。认读生字336个,到四年级末,学生应达到的 识字量累记1384个字。17篇精读文章,120篇阅读文章。还包含多媒体练习CD。大量 的课中精读以及大量的课后泛读都是在给学生积累词汇,提高阅读技巧和掌握汉语中的 一些修辞知识做铺垫。这是马力平教材最独特的先阅读后写作,先积累后运用,融会 贯通水到渠成的教学方式。所以说四年级是一个重要的承上启下为今后中文写作做铺垫 的学年。

五年级中文课

为了进一步消化和巩固学生从一年级开始至今所学的近1500个常用汉字,还有对拼音的 全面复习和强化运用。五年级的教材选用了中国古典文学《西游记》并参照前十二册 所学的字词进行了改写,使之既保留原文的文化精髓,又符合学生的阅读能力。
学生需要一个集中阅读的阶段,在较短的时间里大密度地认读那些汉字,让所学的汉字 在学生头脑中最终整合起来。改写的《西游记》是一本以二十回的形式出现在中文教材中。 通过对这本中国经典长篇小说的学习,学生可以自然而然地接触到许多中国文化的知识、 中国地理以及中华民俗,学习和体验中国文学之美。

六年级中文课

《马立平中文》第六册是一册以阅读理解和写作为主的教材,这本教材是为有一定中文 基础的希望提高中文阅读和写作能力的学生而使用的。本教材包括三个单元十二课。
本教科书的教学目的就是使学生们能够基本掌握中文写作的技巧,进一步提高学生们阅读 理解的能力,熟悉基本语法的应用。
第一单元包括四课内容。 主要介绍中国菜和与其相关的知识,包括148个生词。通过本 单元的学习,学生们对中国菜和中国的饮食文化有一个基本的了解。
第二单元包括四课内容。从本单元起学生们将进行写作练习。第二单元主要是通过对课文 中具体的景和物的描写学习让学生们了解中文写作的基本要求和技巧。本单元共有生词 138个,语法涉及“的、地、得”的使用;中文句子中词的语序;疑问词的用法和疑问句的常识。
第三单元包括四课内容。本单元通过对自然景色和事物过程的详细描述使学生们学习和 掌握如何生动地描述事物的技巧,掌握写作中详写和略写的方法。本单元共包括生词144个。 语法包括四方面,时态、语态和语气的基本知识;“是” 字的应用;比较级和最高级的应用 及语气词的应用。

七年级中文课

七年级中文课主要集中在学习写作和口语表达。
第一学期(秋季):在六年级的基础上进一步加强阅读和写作能力,通过教材中的范文 重点学习对人物的描写,包括外表特征和性格特征,提高写作水平。
第二学期(春季):课程设置了名城名胜介绍,导游和旅游者的对话,结合实际生活能 激发学生说中文的兴趣。通过教材中的课文重点学习对景物的描写,提高表述水平。
通过学习分析不同体材的文章,使学生对中国文学体系有一定的了解,对中国文化 更加感兴趣。

E01 Art 1

Art 1 is an entry-level art class in Highland Chinese School. We accept students from age between 4 to 7 years old.
The mission of this class is to motivate students’ interests and develop their creativity in arts. The basic knowledge of art will be introduced through various art projects. The class projects are going to expose students how to mix color, how to distinguish and match cold/warm color scheme, how to use different lines and shapes that can express the visual effect. On the other hand, children will use different art materials to create art work that enlarges their knowledge of art and skills.
Topics of projects will base on weather, seasonal, holiday or famous artists’ works. By learning artists’ works, that can increase students’ knowledge in art and appreciation of art. At the end, this class will bring the enjoyment to students and mutual learning among students and teacher.

E02 Art 2

The main purpose of Art 2 is to inspire the student’s imagination and increase the student’s confidence in art. It is to cultivate the student’s taste of art and observation during process of teaching. There are two kinds of art style teaching books that will be used as a model to train the student’s skills in the class during the semester, such as all kinds of pencil lines, color pencils, crayons, and markers. At the end of the semester, t he student should have the ability to create what they want through their artwork!

E03 & E28 GO

Learning Go aids various mental abilities such as the ability to logic, calculate, and reason, which also helps children developing the habit of thinking carefully before acting. Go also requires interpretation of any changes occurs on the chessboard, which trains children's abstract thinking skills.
Observation skills: a keen observer always finds mistakes that his or her opponent made.
Calculation skills: one year of learning guarantees proficient applications of the multiplication table.
Heuristic skill: understand and apply the knowledge acquired in class.
The level of concentration: from the 13X13 small chess board to the 19X19 standard chess board, a student can prolong his or her time of concentration on a single task from 15 minutes to an hour.

E04 – Introduction to Piano

This would be an introduction to piano for those who do not already take piano lessons. In the hour, each child could have limited time on our keyboard, and we could supply cardboard learning keyboards along with piano books to be used as we are teaching the class. Skills for performance would be encouraged as well as practicing at home would be expected. Students could also bring their keyboards if they happen to own one to help in a situation like this.

E07 Math - AMC 8/Math Counts

Course name: Middle School Competition Math (AMC8/Mathcounts)
Objectives: Teach students the fundamental mathematical problem solving skills needed to succeed in middle school level competitions such as AMC8 and Mathcounts. Encourage students’ interest and confidence in mathematics by working on challenging problems.
Topics: First semester, we covered algebra and some counting and probability. Second semester, we will finish the counting and probability unit before moving on to number theory and then geometry.
Textbook: Competition Math for Middle School by James Batterson
Schedule: Plan to cover two to three sections of the textbook every week. Progress depends on student familiarity with the topics, so the pace of the class is adjusted as needed.

E08 Math - Grade 1 to 3 Enriched Math

This course is designed for first through third graders with an interest in learning more about math and improving their arithmetical abilities. By the end of this class, students will have learned the skills necessary to be successful at an advanced level. The course will cover topics such as fractions, geometry, the metric system, and real-life problem solving.

E09 Math - Grade 4 to 5 Enriched Math

This class will both introduce students to higher level math concepts as well as allow students to apply such knowledge to critical thinking problems. The class will begin by reviewing math skills students should possess to ensure each student is on the same footing. Then, we will transition to covering more advanced topics such as rates, proportions, and basic one and two step equations. Once the needed math foundations are established, the class will then begin applying those skills to critical thinking problems. Each week, we work on improving comprehension and mental math skills, starting out with a 5 minute multiplication frenzy. I look forward to having your child in my class!

E10 Algebra I - Middle school

This course is to emphasize the study of multiple representations of linear and non-linear functions. It includes mathematical concepts for working with rational numbers, various expressions, analyzing and solving linear equations & inequalities, data analysis, probability, statistics, and polynomials. This is a first year algebra course and algebraic skills are applied in a wide variety of problem-solving situations.

E11&E14 ACT/SAT/PSAT(English/Reading/Writing)

The objective of this course is to prepare students for the English sections of the PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. The course will provide students with test taking tips, strategies and review and practice of the sections, in addition to supplying an overview of the structure for each English component of the PSAT, ACT, and SAT. The students will familiarize themselves with the format of the tests and know what to expect on the day of the test.

E12 Chinese as Second Language 1

CSL1 starts with Chinese Pinyin, which is the phonetic system to transcribe each Chinese character. Students practice their listening, speaking, reading and translation ability. The class focus on practical grammar development and Chinese characters (Simplify) recognizing and typing by learning radicals, vocabulary. Students use the during the school year. Students are introduced to aspects of Chinese culture and history. Computer-based instructional technology and online course materials are an integral part of this class. Students are required to have the test book, pencils, and a notebook.

E13 Chinese as Second Language 2

CSL2 is a continuation of CSL1. This course focus on further improving listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students are expected to practice the practical grammar development and Chinese character (Simplify) typing and writing by learning radicals and vocabulary. Students use the , which covers daily communication in real world situations. Students learn basic sentence and paragraph structure, based on various topics. Students will be introduced to many aspects of Chinese culture and history. Computer-based instructional technology and online course materials are an integral part of this class. Students are required to have the test book, pencils, and a notebook.

E15 Preparation for College Applications

The Common Application Essay is an essential component of the college admissions process. The Common App is a five-week, intensive class designed to prepare students for this section of the college entrance examination. Included will be actual published "prompts", plus strategies for writing a successful essay. The class covers exercises in clear and concise writing, proper sentence structure, and the ability to write a composition which will get the attention of entrance directors at the college or university of the student's choice(s).
The class is a unique way to prepare students for the essay and required skills to achieve a piece of writing for which they will be proud.
PLEASE NOTE: Because the class is only five sessions, there will be a considerable number of assignments but with the ability to budget time,learners should be able to achieve success.

E16 Math - AMC 10

This course is designed to prepare for the AMC 10, the first test in the series of contests that determine the United States team for the International Mathematics Olympiad. Many top colleges also request AMC scores as part of the college application process. The course will review important math competition topics, discuss the strategies for taking the test, as well as practice problems from past exams.

E17 Yoga - Meditation in Motion - Flow for all levels - Parents

This yoga practice will focus on breath, stillness, relaxation, balance, strength, and the spine. There will be a sequence of postures which will flow from one posture to the next. The postures will focus on breath and alignment. The benefits of a consistent Yoga practice will allow one to have a better range of motion, flexibility, balance, strength, healthier spine, calmer mind, and more. Please bring a yoga mat.

E18 ACT Science - Middle & High School

The ACT science test is a 40-question, 35-minute test that measures the interpretation, analysis, evaluation, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required in the natural sciences. In this course take you through the Science section of the ACT and break down what you can expect, tips and tricks, and how you can beat the clock and get the best score possible in this section.

E19 Chinese for Business

Why do we need the course?

  • To understand modern Chinese Economy;
  • To have efficient communication with Chinese colleagues and partners;
  • To be well-prepared for your business meetings;
  • To have fun business trips.

Who needs the course?

  • If you are interested in exploring Chinese culture and language...
  • If you work around with Chinese speakers...
  • If you have business relations with Chinese companies...
  • If you are planing a business trip to China, Singapore, Malaysia and other regions where people speaks Mandarin Chinese...
  • If you are ready to have FUN...

What do we offer in the course?
Task1: Greeting, Introduction and Farewell;
Task2: Modern Communications;
Task3: Business dinner and Social manners;
Task4: Meeting and Time;
Task5: Places and Signs;
Task6: Schedule and Appointments;
Task7: Shopping and payments;
Task8: Currency and negotiations;
Task9: Holidays and Traditions;
Task10: Travel Documents and Transportations.

E21 Effective Communication and Presentation Skills for Adults

The objective of this course is to improve the student’s ability to communicate and present in a public venue. The course is broken into two parts boardroom/roundtable discussion and Classroom presentations. Boardroom/Roundtable discussions exercises are designed to simulate and improve the student’s ability to effectively communicate in professional group settings. Classroom Presentations assignments are design to improve the student’s ability to design, prepare, and deliver effective, engaging and memorable presentations. More importantly the classroom presentations provide the student with a “friendly” presentation venue in which they will practice, receive feedback, revise and improve their presentation skills and confidence. The students will also be taught essential communication tips and tricks throughout the course such as understanding the audience, parsing words, understanding non-verbal cues, conversation control, and common “American” idioms.

E22&29 Kung Fu for Children

The Kung Fu classes will teach students a basic Kung Fu form – Chang Quan. This is an entry-level bare-handed set that includes 3 basic hand positions (fist, palm, and hook), 5 step positions (bow, horse-riding, webbed, virtual, and resting), and basic elbow positions. It is easy for beginners to learn and master in a short period. Students are expected to learn the entire set in 12 classes and perform in group in special events such as the Chinese New Year Gala.

E23 ACT/SAT Math - High School

This course will review basic concepts and practice math test-taking skills to help prepare for the ACT and SAT tests. The main purpose of this course is to prepare you, the student, for the ACT/SAT math test.

E25 Ballet 3-6 Years

We will learn the basic foundation of ballet dancing. This class will spark your child's creativity by telling stories, expressing emotions, and using the imagination through movement. Some of the movements we will be working on are the five positions, turns, leaps, pointing our feet, balance, flexibility, and improvisation. We will explore the different movement vocabulary, body awareness, rhythm, and dancing with props. Students in this class will perform for the Chinese New Year Gala.

E26 Dance (Tradition) Teens

This dance class for teens teaches modern Chinese dances in a fun, energetic atmosphere. This class is perfect for girls who need to burn off their extra energy and have a passion for dancing, performing, and learning. Always a hit at the Chinese New Year Festival, these girls are asked to perform in many other places.

E27 Public Speaking - 3rd - 5th grade

We all know that reading, writing, and math are vital skills that young people to succeed, but did you know the “Communication” is the top ranked skill that young people need to succeed in life. –‘Pew Research 2015’
The objective of this course is to equip the students with the fundamentals of communication; primarily through public speaking assignments. Public speaking is one of the few exercises that employ all the essentials of communication such as: organizing one’s thoughts, developing engaging narratives, reading listener’s non-verbal cues, and building confidence when speaking. As a result as the student learns to prepare and deliver speeches, their communication skills will improve in other areas as well, such as in the classroom or in everyday conversation.