After School Program
The primary goal of this program is to enhance and further develop students’ Chinese listening,
speaking, reading and writing skills through formal Chinese language arts classes and an immersive
Chinese environment. Students will be grouped based on their age and language ability.
The Cornerstone After School Chinese program differs from traditional paper-and-pencil approaches.
Our teaching focuses on what students can do with Mandarin Chinese. We use a research-based,
dynamic curriculum that is regularly evaluated by our professional teaching team to ensure optimal
quality and effectiveness.
Our flexible approach is tailored to the needs of the students and works far
better than a fixed curriculum or set of textbooks. We carefully select articles grouped in different
themes for teaching. We identify and emphasize topics that interest our students, that tap into their
real-life experiences, and that fit the needs of their personality and language proficiency development.
Children develop their Chinese language skills, knowledge, understanding, and attitudes through daily
routines and first-hand experiences provided at Cornerstone.
Clear grade-level learning standards and systemic assessments are set up to help students grow their
Chinese language abilities. At Cornerstone, assessment is a continuous process of gathering
information about student learning and performance using a variety of sources over time.
This program takes place from 3:30-6pm from Monday through Friday. Two-, three-, and five-day options are available. Pre-program early care is also available.