"Freedom, Peace and Justice Through Education"
The mission of Great Wall School of Education, a non-profit organization, is to provide high quality learning environment to serve surrounding community:
Great Wall School of Education was founded in 2005. We offer simplified Mandarin Chinese Language instruction. Our school is located in the north side of Charlotte. Our classes meet for two hours on Saturdays. Each school year is divided into three sessions and every session has ten weeks. Students will have reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension tests at the end of each session. Based on achievement, students will receive language level certificates at the end of each school year.
All our teachers are native speakers with college degree and Chinese language teaching certificates.
To provide a language immersion experience, school also has established a summer camp based in Beijing. Summer camp will last from 4 to 8 weeks. Student will have opportunity to practice Chinese and understand culture in their daily life.
We offer two tracks of Chinese language programs. Both programs cover from beginners to advanced. Our programs teach students Pinyin (Chinese Phonics), grammar, speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension skills.
Track 1. Chinese as a Second Language (CSL). This program focuses on students whose mother language is not Chinese. This program offers Chinese classes from Pre-K to K-12 students, and adults.
Track 2. Chinese as a Heritage Language (CHL). This program requires at least one of the parents to be a native Chinese speaker. CHL offers Chinese classes from grades K through 12 students.
Homework: Depending on the grade level, students will have 15- 30 minutes home work from Monday to Thursday during the school year and also during the summer break.
Text Books: In order to ensure students with different ages and language backgrounds to have the most adequate text books and auxiliary learning materials, our staff has conducted extensive research. All our students have text books, homework books, and a DVD/CD to practice at home.
Teachers: All our teachers are native Chinese speakers and speak standard Mandarin with no accent. All teachers are certified Chinese language teachers with college degrees. Teachers communicate with students during the week through phone calls or emails to answer students' questions.
Teaching Plan: A rigorous teaching plan and weekly schedule have been adopted to each language level. At Great Wall Language School, we vow to keep students interested in Chinese language learning and have excellent learning results.
Test: All the students from grade 1 and up will have the end session and end year test. Students must pass all of the tests in order to move to the next level.
Mail: PO Box 364, Cornelius, NC 28031
School Class Location: Huntersville Presbyterian Church, 201 South Old Statesville Road Huntersville, NC 28078