Play and Learn
Is a unique experience for our youngest learner which involves an imaginary trip to a farm in Mexico or France. The children learn the names of animals. They also learn vocabulary for family members and they learn to follow instructions. Songs, games and a snack are part of the curricula.
Introduces basic concepts: counting, colors, greetings and good-byes, snack vocabulary, body parts, active verbs and a few questions. Songs reinforce vocabulary and encourage learning through movement. Weekly handouts provide review and opportunity for self-expression. Roll call phrases follow the "It's time to....." series, using expressions parents and children can use at home together.
Introduces basic language concepts: counting, colors, greetings and good-byes, snack vocabulary, body parts, common questions and answers. Upper differs from beginning lower course in several ways: more vocabulary is taught within each topic, there are fewer songs and the songs are more age appropriate, there are more games and games are more complex, and reading is introduced.
Theme classes, or continuing courses
Builds on concepts already taught in Beginning Lower or Beginning Upper. There is a different theme every year: "Home & Family," "School Life," or "Going Places." Listening and speaking skills continue to be emphasized, but opportunities for reading are expanded and writing is introduced.
Beginning Chinese, Level One
Introduces basic language concepts in Mandarin, with the use of games, rhymes and skits. Culture will be introduced in each lesson as well as familiarization of the Chinese characters.
Beginning Chinese, Level Two
This is a continuation of Level One. Basic language concepts in Mandarin are continued, with the use of games, rhymes and skits. Songs and handouts reinforce the topics covered: family, days of the week, feelings, directions. Culture will be introduced in each lesson as well as familiarization of the Chinese characters.
Chinese Theme classes or continuing courses
Theme courses are offered in French, Spanish & Chinese and are for children who have had previous language experience. We offer 3 different theme courses, which we rotate yearly (Going Places, Home & Family and School Life). Theme courses allow a child to continue in the Global Child program and never repeat a curriculum for 4 to 5 years.