Morgantown Chinese School (MCS) is a program offered through WVU Continuing Education with Chinese language classes for school aged children. The school has NO political, religious or social affiliations of any kind except for WVU. All teachers, volunteers and most of the parents are native Chinese speakers. We work together to provide a friendly and encouraging environment for all children who want to learn Chinese as a second language.
Morgantown Chinese School offers Chinese classes of various levels, from students who know no Chinese at all to those who are working for Chinese AP tests. Classes are held each Sunday at 1-3pm at WVU Hodges Hall. Classes offered are:
Conversational Chinese – Designed for Non-heritage students, or students without any Chinese background. Non-heritage grade levels range from Conversational Chinese 101 thorough 404, altogether 16 levels. It suits students from non-Chinese backgrounds, or students with parents who are Chinese but do not have sufficient proficiency to assist students’ study at home. Non-heritage classes focus primarily on improving students’ conversational Chinese proficiency in listening and speaking. In addition, the classes still strive to further the students’ knowledge on reading and writing. Non-heritage program also provides guidance on Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) and other certifications. The Heritage classes are taught in a combination of Chinese and English depending on the grade levels. The instructors of Non-heritage program hold Master’s degrees or above in language related majors, and they have years’ experience in teaching Chinese as a second language.
Chinese for Preschoolers – This course targets at children aged 3-5 who are interested in learning Chinese. The course is taught in immersion style where the instructor use Chinese almost entirely. Topics include Chinese Mandarin Pinyin, children’s songs, stories, arts and crafts, games, etc.
Reading and Writing in Chinese – Also known as the Heritage Program. It offers grade levels from Kindergarten through 12th grade. It suits students whose parents are Chinese and Chinese is an alternative language spoken at home, or students without Chinese background but have sufficient Chinese proficiency. Heritage classes focus on improving students’ comprehensive Chinese proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and focus on reading and writing. The heritage class is taught entirely in Chinese. Students are expected to have basic Chinese listening and speaking skills. This class uses Jinan University Chinese textbook.
Registration is done through WVU Continuing Education’s student registration website. If this website does not display the Chinese classes, it means registration has closed. For more information, please contact our instructor Celia through firstname.lastname@example.org.