Yellow River Chinese School

Yellow River Chinese School is located at Washington High School in Fremont, California. It is the center of Mandarin Chinese education in the East Bay. In 1995, Yellow River Chinese School started with only two classes and 60 students. Now, it has grown into a bustling hub of activity and culture, and expanded to over 700 students in more than 30 classes. Yellow River Chinese School offers all levels of Mandarin Chinese education, from beginning introductory classes, to advanced classes that involve in-depth analysis into traditional Chinese poems and literary works. It is the only Chinese school to offer courses in Chinese from the Chinese Mainland. In addition, the school offers extra-curricular courses in Chinese Chess, Art, and Basketball, just to name a few. The instructors are highly qualified and experienced. Some of them are highly renowned scholars in the People's Republic of China, and have come to teach and research in the United States. Each class has an excellent ratio of teachers to students, and each student receives personal attention from their teacher.

The classes are offered on Sundays, with flexible scheduling, and available parking spaces. Fremont Hub, Lion City and Ranch 99 markets are nearby. The entire atmosphere at Washington High School is one of natural serenity, which places a student at ease to receive their education. For further information please contact: Yellow River Chinese School

黄河中文学校是由来自大陆的留美学人,为填补中文简化字和汉语拼音教学之缺,于九五年六月义务创办的。成立目前已从初期的三个班、六十人,发展到现在有31个中文班,包括幼儿班,学前班,和一到八年级。另外学校设有 22个文体班以及成人蓝球、网球、健身和太极拳班。全校学生人数700百多人。学生来自湾区各城市,大陆、台、港、东南亚背景家庭的均有。是湾区规模最大、发展最快的简化字中文学校。

办学的基本目的是保持和传播优秀的中华文化和传统;教授汉语拼音和简化字( 兼认繁体字 ),使学生掌握基本汉字、词汇和语法,能初步阅读华文书报,写简单应用文。为将来的学业和事业打下汉语基础;培养孩子们的才艺技能和修养,建立自信心以及独立学习和工作能力,训练孩子们的团队精神;为家长提供相互认识,交流,聚会的场所以及生活,事业上的帮助。

保证中文教学质量是学校的首要任务和发展之所在。学校首先在师资方面下了大量功夫,教师均为十几个应征者中挑一,并经过试讲的人选,多数具有中国特级教师和副教授职称或美国学位,有多年的教学经验。他们的共同特点是有对中文教学的热情、责任心,工作认真负责。其次是对教师在教学中有具体要求和检查,并随时帮助解决和反馈教学方面的问题和意见。在教学中强调教学大纲和教学进度和家庭作业的具体落实,鼓励教师试用多种方式提高学生学习兴趣和效果。根据在美的实际环境,仍要求学生能会繁体字阅读。因此将在学生进入阅读阶段后,加学繁体字,以使学生做到简体会写、繁体会认。对于学生和家长,我们则提倡发扬中国勤学苦练的传统和强调家庭辅导的重要。其它采取的措施还有,举办和参加校内外学术比赛,举办征求教学意见的座谈会等活动,学校干部每周轮流在校值在上课时间上,我们选择在周日下午而不是多数中文学校的周六。主要原因是因美国青少年和社区的活动多在周六举行,要鼓励大家参与而避免与之冲突。其另一优点是可与其它中文学校同享优秀教师的资源。在校址选择上,学校也是花费较高租金,使用Washington High School 正规教室,以确保学生有一个良好、不受干扰的学习环境。同时也有较完备的室内球场、舞蹈厅等体育设施,提供了开展学生选课和家长活动的条件。

黄河中文学校的组织结构主要分校务与家长会两个大部。其中校务部分负责以教学为中心的学校直接运作,家长会负责对学校的服务支援,学校与家长之间的沟通,组织家长活动,并有选举和监督学校干部的职责。本校的干部原则上均由家长担任,且均为不授薪的义务职。现任的干部皆有大学以上学历, 多数为博士、硕士,且团结、热心,任劳任怨。两年来,他们除了各自的工作外,把大量业余时间精力都贡献给了中文学校,保持了学校的有效运 作。同时我们也欢迎有更多的家长参与学校的工作。

学校地址: Washington High School
38442 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536-6031
   
学校邮寄地址: YRCS
P.O.Box 15393
Fremont, CA 94539
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Yellow River Chinese School