成人中文會話班 Adult Chinese Class

實驗中文學校很榮幸邀請到超過十五年中文敎育語言學經驗的 Pei-Ni Causarano 博士擔任本校新增成人中文會話班老師。歡迎母語非中文的家長,充分利用孩子上課時間,一起學習中文。即日起至八月底接受網路報名。請把握難得機會,八月三十日將開始第一堂課。

It is a great honor to invite Dr. Pei-ni Causarano, who has more than 15 years of experience in Chinese language education, to be the new adult Chinese conversation class teacher. Parents who are not native speakers of Chinese are welcome to make full use of their child’s class time, learn Chinese together, and grow how to use Chinese in your daily life.

  • Online registration is available from now until the end of September.
  • Class meets every Sunday 2pm-4pm online (Virtual Class).
  • Class follows ECS calendar starting on August 30th and ending on June 6th. There are 32 classes total.
ECS Intermediate Chinese Description

This course is the continuation of ECS Adult Beginning/Intermediate Chinese class from 2020-2021 school year. We will study and develop basic conversational skills in the following topics: important Chinese festivals, visiting friends, study Chinese, shopping and transportation. You will develop basic reading and writing skills through these culture topics and learn to apply the language to the real life. You are expected to approach intermediate-low ability in speaking, and listening and novice-high ability in reading and writing, as well as to enhance your cultural awareness and be able to respond appropriately in Chinese language contexts.

This course is web-supported instruction which combines language and culture learning experiences. This course follows ACTFL language guidelines, integrating the five C’s: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities, to offer the student a well-rounded classroom experience. You will be surprised at how quickly your ability to understand and respond will develop.

Teacher's Bio

Pei-ni Causarano received her Ph.D. in educational linguistics from the University of New Mexico. Her research is informed by more than 15 years of experience serving as a face-to-face and online Chinese and ESL instructor and curriculum developer, as well as clinical supervisor for pre-service teachers at University of New Mexico and University of Mary Washington. She is also a dual certified educator in Taiwan, New Mexico, Florida, and Virginia.

Dr. Causarano’s research interests include cross-linguistic influences in SLA, L1 thinking in L2 speaking, differentiation, and development of L2 literacy and heritage language. Her most recent work focuses on online language teaching and learning. She is the recipient of 2018 ACTFL/CALICO Distant Learning Award for K-12 while she fully developed Online Chinese language courses at Fairfax County Public Schools.

Since her family relocated to Virginia in 2014, Dr. Causarano has been a parent and teacher at ECS, where she taught middle-school and preschool classes. She and her husband, Dr. Antonio Causarano, have been serving as language representatives (Chinese and Italian) for Coalition of Heritage Language Community-Based Schools. While they are relocating to Illinois state, she is pleased to continue serving the ECS family virtually.

Required Textbooks

Students can go online to purchase textbooks:

  • Integrated Chinese Level 1: Traditional Characters (English and Chinese Edition) (Chinese) 4th Edition
  • Integrated Chinese Character Workbook, Level 1, Part 1: Simplified & Traditional Character 4th Edition

We will continue with Lessons 10 onwards.

Questions? Contact us at registration@nvaecs.org


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