“Everyday Chinese” Introduction
TOCS will be offering a new bilingual program for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. The new program will be named “Everyday Chinese” and will provide the students at a young age (5+) with the ability to acquire the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, simple writing and communication in both English and Mandarin. No previous Chinese experience is required. Parents do not need to know the language in order for the students to participate. Students must have a basic phonics foundation and know their alphabet. The program includes three levels. A certificate will be given to the student after finishing all three levels and then they can continue to the First Grade of regular Chinese, or to the Second Grade if they pass the placement test.