Chinese in Schools

We believe that teaching Mandarin Chinese to children in school, can be a very important step towards ensuring that they grow up to be global citizens. In today’s time, there are no boundaries to studying, working or exploring in life and thus with the skill of Mandarin Chinese, they can excel in all walks of life. Moreover, a language skill will make your children more confident and ready to take on the world. We offer a variety of in-school and after-school programs to help prepare your children. All our courses are as per the YCT Examination curriculum so that the children can complete the course with an International Certification and be ready to showcase their skills. Moreover, we have amazing platforms like Chinese Spelling Bee and Hanyu Bridge competitions where the students can receive a lot of exposure.

Chinese Programs for School Children

YCT Chinese Courses

YCT stands for Youth Chinese Training And Testing which means internationally standardized proficiency program and test for children from age 8 to 14 years. This course is written and developed by Hanban /Chinese Testing International to teach Chinese as per the guidelines of "Common European Framework of Reference For Languages" (CEFR). It is also suitable for any student who is interested in learning Chinese systematically and to eventually reach a higher level of proficiency. 

These courses are geared towards ensuring that your children learn the necessary Reading, Writing, Spoken and Listening skills to clear the examinations and receive an international certification. The recommended progression for students is as follows.

YCT I

  • Program duration 30 hours
  • Initials, finals, and tones through listening.
  • Chinese character writing using proper strokes.
  • Master basic greetings and conversation
  • This level will enable students to complete YCT-1 examination and master 100 Chinese words and related grammar.

YCT II

  • The program duration is 40 hours
  • This level encourages students to master Hanyu pinyin.
  • Practice 30 communicative phrases.
  • This level will enable students to complete YCT-2 examination and master 150 Chinese words and related grammar.

YCT I Spoken:

  • The program duration is 30 hours.
  • The focus of the program is communication in Chinese by using the YCT-1 and YCT-2 vocabulary and sentence patterns.
  • This level will enable the student to complete the YCT-1 Speaking Test.

YCT III (Part 1):

  • The program duration is 30 hours
  • This level encourages students to use daily life conversation and social conversations.
  • This level will enable students to master 150 new Chinese words and related grammar.

YCT III (Part 2):

  • The program duration is 30 hours
  • This level encourages students to use daily life conversation and social conversations.
  • This level will enable students to complete YCT-3 examination and master 300 Chinese words and related grammar.

YCT 2 Spoken

  • The program duration is 30 hours.
  • The focus of the program is communication in Chinese by using the YCT-1, YCT-2 and YCT-3 vocabulary and sentence patterns.
  • This level will enable the student to complete the YCT-2 Speaking Test.
IB / IGCSE Courses

With the growing need for International Curriculums in our country, IB and IGCSE are two such programs that are stepping up. 

Languages are an important part of these curriculum and we are proud to say that we have successfully completed the language programs for IB/IGCSE courses at various schools. 

The IB Primary Years Program (PYP) (students aged 3 to 12)

For PYP students we focus on laying a solid foundation on four skills listening, speaking, reading, and writing of Mandarin Chinese. Our customized course contents will help learners with their Mandarin study in their school curriculum .The course material as per the IB curriculum.

The Mandarin Ab Initio standard level

We focus on developing the creative and critical abilities of our students thus evolving them into reflective thinkers.Among other topics, we cover themes related to day-to-day life, leisure activities, urban and rural life and individual and society.

IGCSE Mandarin

This syllabus is designed for learners who are learning Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language in the school curriculum. The aim is to develop the ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as the learner progresses through the course. The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture and civilization of countries where Mandarin Chinese is spoken, encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages. We provide trained teachers and resources to interested schools.

We believe that teaching Mandarin Chinese to children in school can be a very important step towards ensuring that they grow up to be global citizens. In today’s time, there are no boundaries to studying, working or exploring in life and thus with the skill of Mandarin Chinese, they can excel in all walks of life. Moreover, a language skill will make your children more confident and ready to take on the world. We offer a variety of in-school and after-school programs to help prepare your children. All our courses are as per the YCT Examination curriculum so that the children can complete the course with an International Certification and be ready to showcase their skills. Moreover, we have amazing platforms like Chinese Spelling Bee and Hanyu Bridge competitions where the students can receive a lot of exposure.