1-800-899-3918  /  info@startonedu.com  /  Starton EDU: 7964 Arjons Dr. #A, San Diego, CA 92126

Grace Academy: 10890 Thornmint Rd #200, San Diego, CA 92127

  • w-facebook
  • Twitter Clean
  • Linkedin

© 2019 by StartonEDU After School Programs. Proudly created with Starton, Inc.

Mandarin

Starton Chinese program are designed especially for overseas students and suitable for children and teenagers mastering basic Chinese (for weekend Chinese classes). 

We designed three month class for each level students. Each series is tailored to provide students with easy-to-use, fun and comprehensive materials to make learning Chinese exciting in non-native Chinese environments. Not only will they learn the language naturally, they will also have fun and develop a keen understanding of the Chinese culture.

Starton Mandarin program is designed especially for overseas students and suitable for children and teenagers mastering basic Chinese (for weekend Chinese classes). 

We designed three months class for each level student. Each series is tailored to provide students with easy-to-use, fun and comprehensive materials to make learning Chinese exciting in non-native Chinese environments. Not only will they learn the language naturally, they will also have fun and develop a keen understanding of the Chinese culture.

We chose MeiZhou Chinese and Better Immersion as our curriculum that covers 2,500 Chinese characters, includes basic Chinese knowledge of pinyin, Chinese words, sentence patterns, and passages (Volume 1-9) and systematic knowledge about Chinese culture, geography, history, and philosophy (Volume 10-20). The class covers extensive knowledge horizon, are interesting to learn and compiled on a step-by-step basis. Each set includes one textbook, two workbooks, and 120 flash cards. 

In our classrooms, we encourage teachers to foster an environment of exploration, repetition, provocation, mastery, friendship, interaction, and collaboration. Our design creates a culture-rich, activity-rich curriculum built on stories and provides a multi-channeled, multi-media learning environment.

Our class features: 

   •  Student-Centric approach, 
   •  Inquiry-based and story Centered framework, 
   •  Culturally-rich and authentic content, 
   •  Language scaffolding and review, 
   •  Art performance involved 

   •  Standards alignment

Starton Chinese in creating materials that are aligned at the core with ACTFL National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and 21st Century Skills.

Starton Chinese class has Traditional Chinese edition and Simplified Chinese edition. The Simplified Chinese textbook and homework both have Hanyu Pinyin. The Traditional Chinese textbook, word flash cards both have Zhuyin and Hanyu Pinyin, and the homework has either Zhuyin or Pinyin edition.

 

Level 1

Mandarin Chinese Level 1 is for the K-1st grade elementary student with no prior exposure to Chinese.

Volume 1 will introduce you to the basic language skills:

   •  Basic spoken Mandarin phrases and vocabulary for daily life

   •  The importance of proper “tones” in Mandarin

 

Learning Goal: Understand and master basic words and phrases for simple communications. Develop the interests and skills to learn Chinese. Establish a solid foundation for further study of language and culture. 

Vocabulary: 300-500 vocabulary 
   •  New vocabulary learned in each lesson are listed along with Pinyin and English definitions. 

Pinyin
   •  Pinyin is included for all new characters

Early inclusion of Pinyin allows students to practice the correct tones of pronunciation and begin reading, while its removal prevents students from relying on Pinyin instead of characters to read Chinese. 

Interactive exercise 

   •  Lesson Story

   •  Song/Rhyme

 

Volume 1 vocabulary table 

Lesson           Lesson Title  Radicals (23) Written Vocabulary (72)      Reading Vocabulary (89)

1          你好    人目    你好见            再我很谢吗同学们老师

2          你叫什么名字?          女戈    我她他名字    叫什么王小文李中白大卫玛丽

3          你几岁?                      一二三四五六七八九十        几岁呢

4          你是哪国人?  大小    是不人大中小            哪国美英法加拿日本

5          我上新华小学            艹宀    上个也不        校年级

6          我爱我的家    口言    谁的有爸妈和家        爸妈哥姐弟妹这

7          你住在哪里?  衣老 土           在哪里住老    长路公园街楼号

8          今天是几月几号?      日月    日月生今年    天祝快乐

9          今天是星期几?          马金    明昨天星期年            零

10        书包里有什么?          木 辵(辶)那这包白本 子铅笔橡皮教室桌椅板       

11        我喜欢吃水果            水火    吃水果很多喜乐        苹梨香蕉草莓西瓜葡萄橘

12        你想吃什么?  心食    想什么饿喝渴了        饭治薯条汉堡可汁冰淇淋饺

 

Level 2 

This course is designed for the students who have finished and passed My Starton Chinese Volume I. Emphasis will be put on developing students' ability to acquire basic communication skills by learning everyday language and repetitive practices on pronunciations, oral comprehension, and conversation. Students are strongly encouraged to use Chinese in the classroom whenever possible. 

 

Learning goal: Be able to use high-frequency vocabulary and sentences to communicate in familiar and routine matters. Build connections between language and culture. 

Vocabulary: 800-1200 vocabulary 

Sentence & Grammar 

By the end of the school year, students are expected to acquire the following competencies: 

1. The ability to master all the key sentences from Vol 2. 

2. The ability to recognize, to read, to understand and write the (simplified) Chinese Characters (120) and to recognize, to read and understand phrases (150) from Chapter 13-24 in Vol. 2. 

3. The ability to engage in a simple conversation on familiar topics. 

 

Volume 2 Vocabulary table 

Lesson           Lesson Title  Radicals (26) Written Vocabulary (48)      Reading Vocabulary (94)

13        她喜欢颜色    纟刀    红黄绿色        黑咖啡蓝颜

14        他今天穿什么?          穴西 子           穿西衣子        装短裙裤鞋

15        她的眼睛很大            耳鼻    头耳朵鼻        发眼睛嘴巴口长

16        我喜欢运动    曰王 手           最打球冰会    游泳自行车篮足网乒乓跑步运 球脚踢

17        可爱的小动物            鸟鱼    可是只没        物理动物猫狗

18        我坐校车去上学        禾舟    来去出坐        开飞机火船租

19        怎么走?          门车    请问怎东        走往直转就到左右第

20        多少钱?          夕贝    少多要买        卖块给以太贵客气吧

21        我会说中文    文灬    文化中点        语韩班牙写都读朋友德

22        今天天气很好            雨风    雨晴午阴        样晴下刮雪冷晚后

23        什么事物鼻子眼睛?  力        物尾制都        脖身体象兔颈鹿蛇猴

24        比一比            比又    快比朋友        高胖矮瘦慢


Level 3  

This course is designed for the students who have finished and passed Starton Chinese Volume 2. Emphasis will be put on continue to develop students' ability to acquire basic communication skills by learning daily language and repetitive practices on pronunciation, oral comprehension, and conversation. Students are strongly encouraged to use Chinese in the classroom whenever possible. The lessons cover using the phone, school activities, directions, the zoo, playing with friends, classes project, eating at a Chinese restaurant, body parts and more. 

By the end of the school year, students are expected to acquire the following competencies: 

1. The ability to master all the key sentences from Vol 3. 

2. The ability to recognize, to read, to understand and write the (simplified) Chinese Characters (143) and to recognize, to read and understand phrases (156) from Chapter 25-36 in Vol. 3. 

3. The ability to engage in a Living Language on familiar topics. 

 

Learning Goal: Be more confident to use the language to serve daily use. Be able to apply Chinese at a basic level in academic and professional areas. Understand common concept of Chinese Culture. 

Vocabulary: 1800-2000 vocabulary

Sentence & Grammar 
   •  No heavy and intimidating grammar explanations as young learners can simply pick up on the simple grammar structure in Chinese
   •  Immediate practice opportunities in-line for class review of the grammatical concepts and phrases

Culture and History 

Simple writing 

Performance & Projects

Volume 3 Vocabulary Table 

Lesson           Lesson Title  Radicals (24) Written Vocabulary (47)      Reading Vocabulary (94)

25        它们在哪里?  卜鼠    后面外鼠        前箱电脑下它

26        她的爸爸做什么工作?          商医学            工作还爷奶庭主妇做           

27        我的一天        工        现分早半        起床放功课睡觉

28        这是谁的房间?          冖衤    看玩写家        房间沙架柜具

29        他在做什么?  示音    作做视听        视音戏乐

30        打电话            竹父    找空对            喂等关系

31        你今天上了什么课?  攵羊    数英美每日    程表科社术育休息场朗阅图馆

32        我用眼睛看一看        用齿    用拍牙            闻咬双手脚

33        这是李老师的家        户厂    房子间住洗    居卧厨浴花树

34        动物园            走毛    又想起园毛    虎狮袋斑熊趣因为漂亮

35        请你来我家玩            虫米    先再事太        蛋糕

36        到中国各地吃美食    石巾    菜主肉汤        迎光临位饮料橙单古宫爆鸡 丁兰食米结帐共您百

Level 4 

This course is designed for the students who have finished and passed starton Chinese Volume 3. Emphasis will be put on Chinese comprehension and reading challenge, comprehensive selection of characters and sentence patterns.  Highly relevant topics covered school, family, daily life, sports, and more. Focusing on speech practice, using simple base words to form longer phrases, using both English and Chinese to help students learn with ease, and helping students read pinyin without an English accent.

 

Learning Goal: Be capable of communication with native speakers on a wide range of topics. Be able to join in social and culture activities related to life. Enforce culture understanding in different areas.

Vocabulary: 2000-2300 vocabulary

Sentence & Grammar

Culture & history

Traditional Chinese culture and festivals will be well presented in each unit. 

Writing and Typing
   •  Designated characters are broken down in their correct stroke order sequence. Volume 4 Vocabulary Table

Volume 4 Vocabulary Table

Lesson           Lesson Title  Radicals (12  Written Vocabulary (48)      Reading Vocabulary (176)

37        中国的节日    山        灯火春节元正            饼初春端过候历农秋时汤宵圆粽

38        去商店买西    彳        百深以行        便店粉浅试宜紫

39        同学的生日会            亠        生日高兴        菠夹件健康克礼荔萝亲送桃 真枝

40        一年有四季    弓        花草因为什么            冬堆凉旅暖热夏

41        我病了            疒        病疼应该        肚子服感喉咳量咙冒烧舒嗽温药

42        我喜欢我的学校        爪        楼题考试家乡            办棒餐常池处栋而剧且院

43        运动会            气        运第开远        参得记赛所跳投

44        我的社区        冂        店得完忘        边超带地方画寄局力哦旁巧区市 些信业银影邮

45        你有什么爱好?          阝        唱歌跳队        除弹夫钢合拉末目片琴提团舞周

46        十二生肖        犭        牛羊猪狗        诚聪道敢龙勤神实顺相肖性勇征 知种属

47        我的假期        牙        假暑寒海        帮城度各故观滑化活久理聊令陪 晒算阳义营照整

48        认识中国        言        山川江河        报北部定港告迹积介界京孔平其 史世哇万雅亚亿于源 洲资