CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY

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OUR SCHOOL

CLS of Fairfield County was established in 1975 by a group of enthusiastic Chinese Parents. Our goal was then and still is to teach Mandarin Chinese to children. We applaud the founders in their foresight and enthusiasm in encouraging their children to learn all aspects of Mandarin Chinese.

OUR ADVANTAGE

Our school focuses on developing practical skills in all aspects of Mandarin Language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. In our fun and nurturing environment, students have the opportunity to interact with members of the community to share their learning and experience in our fun and nurturing environment. 

OUR IMPACT

Our impact on education: with the help of our dedicated parents and volunteers, our students and our supporters within our broad Community, have successfully prepared many of our graduates to continue advanced college-level studies in Mandarin.

OUR HISTORY

The School is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity and we are a non-denominational, non-partisan and independent institution. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, nationality, religion, physical condition, or scholastic ability.

The School was originally founded as part of the Organization of Chinese Americans chapter for Fairfield County, Connecticut (now the OCA-FC) in 1975 by the parents of Chinese-American students living around lower Fairfield County. Since that time, we have attracted students from all over Connecticut, as well as from Westchester and Rockland counties in New York. Over the last thirty-five years, we have graduated over a thousand students from our School. Currently, we offer Chinese language courses for pre-K to high school students and our students have the choice of whether to learn Chinese using the simplified or the traditional writing systems. A typical non-adult student attending our school will, upon graduation, have received sufficient instruction to permit him/her to sit for the on-line Chinese Language SAT II test the following academic year. However, we want to be more to our students than a place of language instruction – we seek to have them enjoy their time with us and to look upon their classmates as friends who are bound by a mutual desire and interest in learning Chinese.

Extra-Curricular Activities We believe that as a living language, Chinese cannot be taught in isolation from its cultural background. As part of the School programs, we offer our students the opportunity to participate in cultural classes in Chinese arts & crafts, calligraphy, chess, painting, songs (chorus class), folk-dancing and martial arts. Many of these classes are guided by instructors specially hired for the purpose.

學校簡介

本校是註冊為501(c)(3)一非營利、非宗派、非政治的團體,秉持對性向、種族、國籍、宗教、殘疾及學習能力一視同仁的立場辦校。

本校創立於1975年,是康乃迪克州歷史最悠久的中文學校。早年一群住在南康州的華裔父母胼手底足創立本校,意在讓子女傳承優美的中華語言文化,並在美國以雙語立足。四十年來,本校遷址數次,逐漸壯大,畢業生已達千人,在校生已擴展到周圍郡縣,聲名遠播。

本校提供幼稚園到高中的中文課程,並能參加大學入學前Chinese SAT II的考試。本校隨家長學生的意願,可自由選擇繁體或簡體課本, 本校也因應社會趨向、家長要求、學生喜好,來調整課程方向、進度、難易,以期達到學習的最大效果和目的。

課外活動
本校在語言課程之外,還提供文化活動,希望從生動活潑有趣的互動中學習。課外活動有手工藝、書法、國畫、唱遊、民族舞蹈、和武術,由個別老師任教。