Dance and Chinese Lessons

Chinese Dance

1. Course Description

we teach a variety of Chinese dances: Chinese classical, Chinese Ballet and contemporary, and mostly Chinese folk dances. There are many ethnic groups in China. Each one of them has their own culture and unique style of music and dance. Learning Chinese folk dances is not only to enjoy their beauty but also to learn Chinese culture in a fun way. Meanwhile the body training in dance enhances the development of fine and gross motor skills as children run, skip, leap, stretch, coordinate, isolate and move to the music. Chinese dance is for everyone and not just Asian girls.

2. What We Learn

The curriculum is designed to gently introduce students to a structured and safe classroom environment while instilling in them the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create. April Rain Dance has been invited to perform around Austin. The stage experiences, while enrich children's life, give them confidence to face diverse audiences. Adult class is great for adults to have exercise, to keep a young body, soft and strong, graceful and charming. It's also a place to develop friendship.

Tuition and Shedule

Mandarin Lesson

"What heaven confers is called nature. Accordance with this nature is called the way. Cultivating the way is called Education."
「天命之谓性,率性之谓道,修道之谓教」 --《中庸》

Join the April Rain Chinese Education and learn Chinese through group language immersion. Our program delivers complete language immersion in an environment carefully designed to maximize learning speed and effectiveness.

Bilingual Mandarin Lesson

1. Course Description

Setting up a group class at April Rain Chinese Education depends on several factors, including enrollment numbers, matching language levels, coinciding program lengths, and the preferences of other students. In order to maintain our school high standards of instruction while allowing students the flexibility to explore other methods of learning, small group classes are generally capped at eight to twelve students. Day to day objectives may include learning new vocabulary words, grammar points, radical sets, word pronunciations, idiomatic expressions, social etiquette, and so on. Short-term students are given a formal Chinese language assessment once every two weeks, and daily informal assessments in the form of homework assignments, in-class questions and games. In sum, we aim to create a fun, creative, interactive, and challenging environment in which children flourish physically, socially and cognitively.

2. What we learn

  • Book: 朗朗中文-小学-第1册
    LangLang Chinese - Primary School Series Book 1
  • Learning: simple Chinese characters
  • Building: simple Chinese vocabulary
  • Speaking: greeting, simple words and sentences
  • Learning: Chinese character stroks
  • practicing: writing simple Chinese words
  • Learning: through playing games, singing songs in Chinese

3. Activities

  • Learning session on Monday
  • Reviewing and homework sessions on Tuesday and Friday
  • Game time (traditional Chinese game)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Singing & Movement
Tuition and Shedule

Mandarin Lesson

1. Course Description

This program is indented for children who already speak Chinese, the courses teach at April Rain are aimed at familiarizing the students with the Chinese language and history. The teacher stress the importance of writing and reading abilities, as well as cultivating the children's interest in calligraphy and art. Targets are set and students are encouraged to achieve them. The progress is closely monitored with tests regularly and an annual end of year examination.

2. What we learn

Beginner Class

  • Book: 暨南大学《中文》第1册 (3册) ($16)
  • Four Tones Learning
  • Listening: Short Stories in Chinese, folk music & songs
  • Speaking: Beginning to Intermediate Chinese Vocabulary
  • Reading: Flash Card Words, Phrases & Sentences
  • Writing: Character Composition (Numbers, Name & Food, etc.)
Tuition and Shedule

Intermediate Class

  • Book: 暨南大学《中文》第6册 (3册) ($16)
  • 暨南大学《汉语拼音》(2册)($16 additional)
  • Listening: Stories in Chinese, Chinese songs
  • Speaking: Intermediate to Early Advanced Chinese Vocabulary
  • Reading: Phrases & Sentences, Short Stories
  • Writing: Character Composition, simple notes, weekly diary with teacher's and parent's help
Please contact Yang for schedule