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Teaching Strategies

Effective Chinese is committed to enabling students to become competent mandarin speakers.  Teachers at our school utilize sensible strategies to improve student outcomes.  These strategies, summarized below, are the reason we are so effective at meeting students expectations.

  1. Less talk, more participation: We minimize lecture to maximize practice. Our teachers spend less time talking and more time coaching, because students learn best by using the language.  Explaining the language can only go so far, but participation allows students to internalize the words and grammar. Our teachers are skilled at encouraging students to participate.
  2. Teach to the Receptive Zone: People learn best when they can comprehend the majority of the material presented. Students don’t learn well when they feel stressed. So, we keep the content focused at the target zone where students are challenged, but not overwhelmed.  Teachers find this zone by starting easy and ramping up gradually as proficiency is demonstrated.
  3. Leverage the Materials: Our materials were carefully crafted to provide you with an effective incremental learning experience. We follow the materials closely so you always know what to study.  The vocab and grammar of each lesson is consistently reinforced through our quizzes, flashcards and bonus materials. This means you can focus on the class and not worry about taking notes, … because our materials ARE the notes.
  4. Classroom activities: We design class activities to stimulate to mental cognition and increase memory retention.   The activities are prompted by the slides and often use props and role playing to engage the complete spectrum of learning modalities.   Students are able to learn without anxiety during role playing because they can start by simply reading their parts as they get used to the words.

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Class schedule temporarily offline, send email to effectivechinese@gmail.com for current information
Day Class Location, Date, Time Teacher Scores

Class schedule temporarily offline, send email to effectivechinese@gmail.com for current information
Day Class Location, Date, Time Teacher Scores

Class schedule temporarily offline, send email to effectivechinese@gmail.com for current information
Day Class Location, Date, Time Teacher Scores

Class schedule temporarily offline, send email to effectivechinese@gmail.com for current information
Day Class Location, Date, Time Teacher Scores

Class schedule temporarily offline, send email to effectivechinese@gmail.com for current information
Day Class Location, Date, Time Teacher Scores

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